noun, plural co·lo·ni [kuh-loh-nahy, -nee]. /kəˈloʊ naɪ, -ni/.
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Example sentences from the Web for colonus
A colony is therefore denominated because they should be coloni, the tillers of the earth and stewards of fertility.The Bounty of the Chesapeake|James Wharton
Such land was let either on five-year leases or in perpetuity to coloni.
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.
In this respect they resembled very closely the Roman 'coloni' on a private villa.