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- n. a Roman unit of measurement of area, equivalent to 0.65 acres
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman antiquity, the common measure of land, a surface 240 Roman feet long and 120 wide, equal to 0.622 acre, or 0.252 hectare.
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C.J. Solinus (Plinii Simia) says, “Indica maria balænas habent ultra spatia quatuor jugerum.”
They yoked their oxen and called the path they occupied a _jugerum_ (_jugum_, a cross-beam, or a yoke), and this in time came to be their familiar standard of square measure, containing about two thirds of an acre.
My father left me a jugerum of land and a small cottage in which I was born and bred, and I am living there today.
They received two jugera a head in the Latin territory, their allotment being made up by three-quarters of a jugerum in the Privernate district; in the Falernian district they received three entire jugera, the additional quarter being allowed owing to the distance.
The consuls would value the land and impose a nominal tax of one as per jugerum as acknowledgment of its being public land, and when the State could pay its debts any of them who wished to have his money rather than the land could have it and restore the land to the people.
C.J. Solinus (Plinii Simia) says, "Indica maria balænas habent ultra spatia quatuor jugerum."
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a _jugum_ [= jugerum, about two-thirds of an English acre] of land so bestowed on the "sacrosanct" Church has been taken away from her, and is unlawfully held by the despoiler.