superficiary

adjective

Definition of superficiary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

obsolete

superficiary

noun
su·​per·​fi·​ci·​ary | \ -ˈfishēˌerē \
plural -es

Definition of superficiary (Entry 2 of 2)

Roman & civil law
: one who has built on the soil of another usually by agreement with him for an annual rental

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History and Etymology for superficiary

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 11 Aug. 2022.

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