Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > P.C. (patres conscripti).

 P [alliterative].P., P.P., P.P.P. (in music). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
P.C. (patres conscripti).
 
The Roman senate. The hundred senators appointed by Romulus were called simply patres; a second hundred added by Tatius, upon the union of the Sabines with tho Romans, were called patres mino’rum gentium; a third hundred subsequently added by Tarquin’ius Priscus were termed patres conscripti, an expression applied to a fourth and fifth hundred conscribed to the original patres or senators. Latterly the term was applied to the whole body.   1
 


 P [alliterative].P., P.P., P.P.P. (in music). 

 
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