minus latium

noun

mi·​nus la·​ti·​um
¦mī(ˌ)nu̇ˈslätēˌu̇m
: the right of Roman citizenship conferred upon the holder of a magistracy in a territorial unit (as a colony) outside Rome but applying only to the magistrate himself as an individual and not to his children and other relatives compare jus latii , majus latium

Word History

Etymology

Latin, literally, lesser Latium, from minus smaller, lesser (neuter of minor) + Latium, ancient country of Italy

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“Minus latium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minus%20latium. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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