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Definition: A rudis is the wooden sword given to a gladiator when he was freed. With his token rudis, the freed gladiator could then take up a new career as gladiator trainer at a ludus.

Source: From (www.ualberta.ca/~csmackay/CLASS_378/Gladiators.html) Blood Sport

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The plural of rudis is rudes.

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