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dole

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the giving of necessities and especially money to the needy
  • a millionaire who was known for his annual Christmas dole to needy-looking strangers he met on the street

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The first known use of dole was before the 12th century

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“Dole.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dole. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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