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Definition of dole:

  1. A boundary; a landmark.
  2. A void space left in tillage.
  3. Alms; charitable gratuity or portion.
  4. Distribution; dealing; apportionment.
  5. grief; sorrow; lamentation.
  6. See Dolus.
  7. That which is dealt out; a part, share, or portion also, a scanty share or allowance.
  8. To deal out in small portions; to distribute, as a dole; to deal out scantily or grudgingly.


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