fascist

\ \ [20] The early 20th-century Italian fascisti, under Benito Mussolini, took their name from Italian fascio, literally ‘bundle’ but figuratively ‘group, association’. Its source was Latin fascisbundle’, from whose diminutive form fasciculus English gets fascicle [15].
\ \ Closely related was Latin fasciaband, bandage, strip’, borrowed by English in the 16th century.
\ \ Cf.FASCIA, FASCICLE

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