They most likely sank into the ordinary condition of the large class of 'coloni,' &c., on the great provincial estates.
Concerning the freemen of the Church who are called 'coloni,' let all pay to the Church just as the coloni of the king.
Lastly, it has been observed that the coloni or accol did not give 'week-work.'
In this respect they resembled very closely the Roman 'coloni' on a private villa.
Concerning the coloni or servi of the Church, what services and tributes they are to render.
The Roman estate had been cultivated by free farmers, by coloni, and by slave labour.
These are the services of the coloni or accol of the Church.
Such land was let either on five-year leases or in perpetuity to coloni.
Roman colonies (coloni civium cum jure suffragii et honorum).
A colony is therefore denominated because they should be coloni, the tillers of the earth and stewards of fertility.