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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