congiary definition

  • noun:
    • something special of corn, wine, oil, etc. or later of money, created by a Roman emperor toward troops and/or individuals.
    • something special, as of corn, wine, or oil, produced by a Roman emperor on soldiers or the men and women; -- so called because measured every single in a congius.
    • A largess or distribution of corn, oil, or wine, or, in later times, of income, among the list of individuals or soldiery of old Rome.
    • A coin struck in commemoration of these a distribution.

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