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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

Etymologies

From Latin frūmentātiō (Wiktionary)

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