nLaticlave(Rom. Antiq) A broad stripe of purple on the fore part of the tunic, worn by senators in ancient Rome as an emblem of office.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nlaticlaveOne of two broad stripes of purple woven in the stuff of the tunic worn by Roman senators and persons of senatorial rank, extending vertically from the neck down the front, and serving as a badge of their dignity. See angusticlave.
nlaticlaveHence The tunic ornamented with these bands or stripes, or the dignity of which it was a mark.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
nLaticlavelat′i-klāv a broad vertical purple stripe running down the front of a Roman senator's tunic.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. laticlavus, laticlavium,; latus, broad + clavus, nail, a purple stripe on the tunica: cf. F. laticlave,