Frumentation Fru`men*ta"tion, n. [L. frumentatio.] (Rom. Antiq.) A largess of grain bestowed upon the people, to quiet them when uneasy. [1913 Webster]

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  • frumentation — /froo mən tāˈshən/ noun A gift of grain bestowed on starving or rebellious people in ancient Rome ORIGIN: L frūmentātiō, ōnis, from frūmentārī to provide with corn, from frūmentum corn • • • frumentāˈceous adjective Made of or resembling wheat or …   Useful english dictionary

  • frumentation — noun The distribution of corn to the people (especially when agitating for social or political change) …   Wiktionary

  • frumentarious — frumentāˈrious adjective Relating to corn • • • Main Entry: ↑frumentation …   Useful english dictionary

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