Acts 16:35,38(RSV, "lictors"), officers who attended the magistrates and assisted them in the execution of justice.
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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Sergeants". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .