Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A colonist.
  • noun Under the later Roman empire, a cultivator bound to the soil; an agricultural serf.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The term colony comes from the Latin word colonus, meaning farmer.

    Colonialism

  • Non hic colonus domicilium habeo, sed topiarii in morem, hinc inde florem vellico, ut canis Nilum lambens.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Perhaps I am a farmer myself — an innocent colonus; and instead of being able to get to church with my family, have to see squadrons of French dragoons thundering upon my barley, and squares of English infantry forming and trampling all over my oats.

    Roundabout Papers

  • 'Lucanus an Appulus anceps: nam Venusinus arat finem sub utrumque colonus.'

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • [308] By a law of the Alemanni (_Tit_., 57), if two sisters were heiresses to a father's estate and one married a vassal (_colonus_) of the King or Church and the other became the wife of a free man equal to her in rank, the latter only was allowed to hold her father's land, although the rest of the goods were divided equally.

    A Short History of Women's Rights From the Days of Augustus to the Present Time. with Special Reference to England and the United States. Second Edition Revised, With Additions.

  • 'Habet Bodo colonus et uxor ejus colona, nomine Ermentrudis, homines sancti Germani, habent secum infantes III.

    Medieval People

  • 'Bodo a _colonus_ and his wife Ermentrude a _colona_, tenants of

    Medieval People

  • Perhaps I am a farmer myself -- an innocent colonus; and instead of being able to get to church with my family, have to see squadrons of French dragoons thundering upon my barley, and squares of English infantry forming and trampling all over my oats.

    Roundabout Papers

  • Both have reason for their choices, but the times have brought the status of the estate worker slave and the 'hutted' servus casatus very close together, and that of the colonus close to both.

    A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe

  • Dig* Locati: apparet autem de eo nos coiono dicere qui ad picuniam numeratam conduxit; alioquin partiarius colonus quaji focietatis iure et damnum et tucrum cum dominojundi partitur.

    Scriptorvm rei rvsticae vetervm latinorvm tomvs primvs-[qvartvs]..

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