largitio

See: largess
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11): "Nulla in clientes inde largitio est, cure indigentibus nulla partitioest.
Este acto daba continuidad a la labor iniciada por los apostoles Pedro y Pablo, quienes habian quedado retratados en el mosaico de la largitio pacis de Santa Costanza -edificio proximo a la basilica- como los elegidos para transmitir a la Iglesia cristiana la proteccion y la paz divinas.
It meant that when father and daughter raided the store of silver and gold plate and jewels at Christmastime to give presents to their favourites (exactly like Catherine the Great), they were really only following the ancient custom of largitio inherited from Roman times when the emperors offered commemorative plate to their favourite generals.