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mace (noun) ceremonial staff; a weapon, with a heavy metal ball with a pointed top and attached to a metal stick by which it is held.
A mace is a decorated stick/a staff carried by an official on ceremonious occasions as a symbol of power and status. The head of a musical band or a procession usually carries the mace on public festival occasions, to signify the beginning and the end of a procession, etc.. A mace is a weapon used in the past to fight or in battles. It consists of a metal ball with a sharp point and fixed on a metal stick. It is quite heavy and can deal a strong blow on the enemy.
- As the monarch arrived on the scene and was seated on the throne, the marshal raised the mace to indicate the beginning of the ceremonies.
- The warrior could use the sword and the mace with equal felicity. He could wield the heavy mace as if it were just a pole.