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bread and circuses

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Etymology

1914 translation of the Roman poet Juvenal's [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] remark panem et circenses (bread and circuses). ("Duas tantum res anxius optat, Panem et circenses" )

Noun

Singular
bread and circuses

Plural
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bread and circuses (-)
  1. Food and entertainment provided by the state.

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