congiary

noun
con·​gi·​ary | \ ˈkänjēˌerē \
plural -es

Definition of congiary

: a present or largess (as of corn, wine, or oil) made in ancient Rome to the soldiers or the people

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History and Etymology for congiary

Latin congiarium, from congius + -arium -ary

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“Congiary.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/congiary. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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