Definition of Congiary. Meaning of Congiary. Synonyms of Congiary

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Definition of Congiary

Congiary Con"gi*a*ry, n.; pl. Congiaries. [L. congiarium, fr. congius a liquid measure.] 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.

Meaning of Congiary from wikipedia

- Of Ancient Roman containers, a congiarium, or congiary (Latin, from congius), was a vessel containing one congius, a measure of volume equal to six ****tarii...
- for the pleasure and pastime of the people: in public buildings. [sic] congiaries, and the like. In all these things, having a respect unto men only as...