The*or"i*ca (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. (sc. ), fr. belonging to a public spectacle. See Theory.] Gr. Antiq.

Public moneys expended at Athens on festivals, sacrifices, and public entertainments (especially theatrical performances), and in gifts to the people; -- also called theoric fund.


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