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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ancient Roman annual festival, held, according to some ancient writers, in celebration of the flight of Tarquin the Proud.

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Examples

  • A relic of that test perhaps survived in the ceremony known as the Flight of the King (regifugium), which continued to be annually observed at Rome down to imperial times.

    Chapter 14. The Succession to the Kingdom in Ancient Latium

  • I have already conjectured that the annual flight of the priestly king at Rome (regifugium) was at first a flight of the same kind; in other words, that he was originally one of those divine kings who are either put to death after a fixed period or allowed to prove by the strong hand or the fleet foot that their divinity is vigorous and unimpaired.

    Chapter 28. The Killing of the Tree-Spirit. § 1. The Whitsuntide Mummers

  • I have already conjectured that the annual flight of the priestly king at Rome (regifugium) was at first a flight of the same kind; in other words, that he was originally one of those divine kings who are either put to death after a fixed period or allowed to prove by the strong hand or the fleet foot that their divinity is vigorous and unimpaired.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • A relic of that test perhaps survived in the ceremony known as the Flight of the King (regifugium), which continued to be annually observed at Rome down to imperial times.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • A relic of that test perhaps survived in the ceremony known as the Flight of the King (_regifugium_), which continued to be annually observed at Rome down to imperial times.

    The Golden Bough

  • I have already conjectured that the annual flight of the priestly king at Rome (regifugium) was at first a flight of the same kind; in other words, that he was originally one of those divine kings who are either put to death after a fixed period or allowed to prove by the strong hand or the fleet foot that their divinity is vigorous and unimpaired.

    The Golden Bough : a study of magic and religion

  • (_regifugium_) was at first a flight of the same kind; in other words, that he was originally one of those divine kings who are either put to death after a fixed period or allowed to prove by the strong hand or the fleet foot that their divinity is vigorous and unimpaired.

    The Golden Bough

  • (regifugium), which continued to be annually observed at

    The Golden Bough : a study of magic and religion

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