n a small amount or portion, esp. a meagre allowance of money
(C16: from Old French pietance ration, ultimately from Latin pietas duty)
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allowance, chicken feed (slang) drop, mite, modicum, peanuts (slang) portion, ration, slave wages, trifle
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