Roman Holiday Definition

Entertainment acquired at the expense of others' suffering, or a spectacle yielding such entertainment.
Webster's New World
A violent public spectacle or disturbance in which shame, degradation, or physical harm is intentionally inflicted on one person or group by another.
American Heritage

Origin of Roman Holiday

  • From the bloody gladiatorial contests staged as entertainment for the ancient Romans

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the gladiatorial contests of Ancient Rome

    From Wiktionary

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