Colons


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Colons

 

(1) In ancient Rome, a category of small tenant landholders.

(2) In Western Europe in the Middle Ages, one of the categories of serfs.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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