colonus

noun co·lo·nus \ kə-ˈlō-nəs \

Definition of colonus

plural coloni play \kə-ˈlō-ˌnī, -(ˌ)nē\
: a tenant farmer in the later Roman Empire who was bound to the land and obliged to pay a rent usually in produce

Origin and Etymology of colonus

Latin, literally, farmer


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