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- n. The distribution of corn to the people (especially when agitating for social or political change)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A largess of grain bestowed upon the people, to quiet them when uneasy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Among the ancient Romans, a public distribution of corn to the needy or discontented populace.
From Latin frūmentātiō (Wiktionary)