Definition of Congiary

1. n. 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.



Definition of Congiary

1. Noun. A present of corn, wine, oil, etc. or later of money, made by a Roman emperor to the soldiers or the people. ¹

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Definition of Congiary

1. an ancient Roman gift [n CONGIARIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Congiary

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congesting
congestion
congestions
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congestive
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congestive heart failures
congestive splenomegaly
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congiary (current term)
congii
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Literary usage of Congiary

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1. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"Tiberius gave a congiary of three hundred pieces of money to each citizen : Caligula twice gave three hundred ..."

2. Records of Roman History, from Cnæus Pompeius to Tiberius Constantinus, as by Francis Hobler (1860)
"These two coins represent the distribution made to the citizens by Nero on his accession in the year AD 54, and they were coined after that congiary had ..."

3. The History of Rome: From the Death of Antonius Pius, to the Death of by William Wotton (1701)
"... ted Ins lait congiary to the People, and gave every one of them a Long * Gown that reached to his Heels, of a different ..."

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