Senatus Consultum

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Senatus Consultum Ultimum
... Senatus consultum ultimum ("Final decree of the Senate" or Final Act), more properly senatus consultum de re publica defendenda ("Decree of the Senate on defending the Republic") is the modern ... The Senatus consultum ultimum effectively replaced the disused dictatorship, by removing limitations on the magistrates' powers to preserve the State ...
Constitution Of The Roman Republic - Senate
... The senate passed decrees, which were called senatus consultum ... While this was officially "advice" from the senate to a magistrate, the senatus consulta were usually obeyed by the magistrates ... If a senatus consultum conflicted with a law that was passed by a popular assembly, the law overrode the senatus consultum ...