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.
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In later years, when gifts of money were distributed, the name congius was retained.
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Con"gi*us

(?), n. [L.] 1. (Roman Antiq.) A liquid measure containing about three quarts.
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2. (Med.) A gallon, or four quarts.

[Often abbreviated to cong.]

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