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colonus

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noun co·lo·nus \kə-ˈlō-nəs\

Definition of colonus

plural co·lo·niplay \-ˌnī, -(ˌ)nē\

  1. :  a tenant farmer in the later Roman Empire who was bound to the land and obliged to pay a rent usually in produce



Origin of colonus

Latin, literally, farmer


First Known Use: 1857


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