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Definition of mace noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a decorative stick, carried by an official as a sign of authority compare scepter
  2. 2[countable] a large heavy stick that has a head with metal points on it, used in the past as a weapon
  3. 3[uncountable] the dried outer covering of nutmeg (= the hard nut of a tropical tree), used in cooking as a spice
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