superficiary

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adjective

obsolete

superficiary

2 of 2

noun

su·​per·​fi·​ci·​ary
-ˈfishēˌerē
plural -es
Roman & civil law
: one who has built on the soil of another usually by agreement with him for an annual rental

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Late Latin superficiarius built on another man's land, from Latin superficies surface, building on the surface of the ground + -arius -ary

Noun

Late Latin superficiarius, from superficiarius built on another man's land

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“Superficiary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superficiary. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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