Suffect magistrates (Nova Roma)

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When a magistracy is vacated before the end of the normal term of office, a replacement is usually elected to serve the remainder of the term. This replacement is called a suffectus (feminine suffecta).

In the ancient Roman republic there was a religious rule forbidding the election of a censor suffectus if the office of censor fell vacant in mid-term; in fact if this happened the remaining censor was obliged to resign, and no replacement was elected to fill either vacancy. This rule is not observed in Nova Roma.

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