Congiary : Definition

WordWeight Congiary

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Definitions of Congiary

Pronunciation : Con"gi*a*ry
Part of Speech : n.;
Etymology : [L. congiarium, fr. congius a liquid measure.]
Definition : Defn: A present, as of corn, wine, or oil, made by a Roman emperor to the soldiers or the people; -- so called because measured to each in a congius. Addison.

Note: In later years, when gifts of money were distributed, the name congius was retained.

pl. Congiaries.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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