panem et circenses


pa·nem et cir·cen·ses

foreign term \ˈpä-ˌnem-et-kir-ˈkān-ˌsās\

Definition of PANEM ET CIRCENSES

:  bread and circuses :  provision of the means of life and recreation by government to appease discontent

Origin of PANEM ET CIRCENSES

Latin

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