panem et circenses

Latin quotation from Juvenal pa·nem et cir·cen·ses \ˈpä-ˌnem-et-kir-ˈkān-ˌsās\

Definition of panem et circenses

  1. :  bread and circuses :  sustenance and entertainment provided by government to appease public discontent

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