- a serf in the latter period of the Roman Empire or in the early feudal period.
Origin of colonus
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Examples from the Web for coloni
These are the services of the coloni or accol of the Church.
Lastly, it has been observed that the coloni or accol did not give 'week-work.'
Roman colonies (coloni civium cum jure suffragii et honorum).History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2
Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
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.