Variant of dole
- a giving out of money or food to those in great need; relief
- that which is thus given out
- anything given out sparingly
- a form of payment by a government to the unemployed, as in England: usually preceded by the
- Archaic one's destiny or lot
Origin: Middle English dol ; from Old English dal, a share, parallel to dæl: see deal
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