Dole


Dole

Dole may refer to:

  • The Grain supply to the city of Rome in ancient times.
  • Since the early 20th Century, a colloquial term referring to government public assistance programs; see Unemployment benefits. Originally it referred to any charitable gift of food, clothing or money. The dole has taken on many different forms in modern society, most notably welfare. Churches often hand out the dole to parishioners in hard times. Some churches still continue these hand outs as traditions in England, such as the Wayfarer's Dole, St Briavels Bread & Cheese Dole and the Tichborne Dole. The term was later applied to Outdoor relief.
  • A flock of dove.
  • A Scottish legal term for Mens Rea. Derived from the Latin Dolus, the term denotes an evil intent.[1]
Things

A dole/dule of doves (@see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_collective_nouns_for_birds) one can see the connection to feeding doves (often grain) and various charities described in this article.

Places
People
  • Bob Dole, (born 1923), U.S. politician, former U.S. Senator
  • Charles Fletcher Dole (1845–1927), Unitarian minister and author
  • Daniel Dole (1808–1878), missionary who founded Punahou School
  • Edmund Pearson Dole (1850–1928), lawyer and Hawaii attorney general
  • Elizabeth Dole, (born 1936), U.S. politician, former U.S. Senator and former U.S. Cabinet member, wife of "Bob" Dole
  • James Dole (1877–1958), Hawaiian Pineapple planter
  • Lester Dole (1855–1918), American baseball player
  • Nathan Haskell Dole (1852–1935), Boston author
  • Mary Phylinda Dole (1862–1947), American woman doctor
  • Sanford B. Dole (1844–1926), first Governor of Hawaii
  • Vincent Dole (1913–2006), American doctor
  • Wigglesworth Dole (1779–1845), Deacon and patriarch of several others

See also

References

  1. ^ Criminal Law, Jones and Christie, Greens Concise Scots Law

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  • Dole — Dole …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dôle — ● dôle nom féminin (de la Dôle) Vin rouge du Valais suisse. ● dôle (homonymes) nom féminin (de la Dôle) dol nom masculin dôle n. f. Variété de vin rouge du canton du Valais …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dole — Dole, n. [AS. d[=a]l portion; same word as d[=ae]l. See {Deal}.] 1. Distribution; dealing; apportionment. [1913 Webster] At her general dole, Each receives his ancient soul. Cleveland. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is dealt out; a part, share, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dole — [dəʊl ǁ doʊl] noun [uncountable] informal old fashioned in Britain, money that the government gives to people who are looking for work; = welfare AmE: • A whole generation of miners ended up on the dole. • unemployed demonstrators protest …   Financial and business terms

  • Dole — Dole, Dolé Sans accent final, le nom désigne celui qui est originaire de la ville de Dole, dans le Jura. Le nom Dolé (variante : Dollé), porté notamment en Picardie et en Normandie, est plus incertain. Il peut renvoyer à un nom de localité, par… …   Noms de famille

  • Dolé — Dole, Dolé Sans accent final, le nom désigne celui qui est originaire de la ville de Dole, dans le Jura. Le nom Dolé (variante : Dollé), porté notamment en Picardie et en Normandie, est plus incertain. Il peut renvoyer à un nom de localité, par… …   Noms de famille

  • Dole — (d[=o]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Doled} (d[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Doling}.] To deal out in small portions; to distribute, as a dole; to deal out scantily or grudgingly. [1913 Webster] The supercilious condescension with which even his reputed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dole — (d[=o]l), n. [OE. deol, doel, dol, OF. doel, fr. doloir to suffer, fr. L. dolere; perh. akin to dolare to hew.] grief; sorrow; lamentation. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] And she died. So that day there was dole in Astolat. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dole — ► NOUN (often in phrase on the dole) Brit. informal ▪ benefit paid by the state to the unemployed. ► VERB (dole out) ▪ distribute. ORIGIN Old English, «division, portion, or share»; related to DEAL(Cf. ↑deal) …   English terms dictionary

  • dole — dole1 [dōl] n. [ME dol < OE dal, a share, parallel to dæl: see DEAL2] 1. a giving out of money or food to those in great need; relief 2. that which is thus given out 3. anything given out sparingly 4. a form of payment by a government to the… …   English World dictionary


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