Definition of aratio
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LNS
arātiō, arātiōnis
aro
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. A ploughing, the cultivation of the ground, agriculture
  2. ploughed land
  3. the public farms or plots of land farmed out for a tenth of the produce
Abbreviations
arātio, ōnis, f. aro. A ploughing, and in gen. the cultivation of the ground, agriculture: iteratio arationis peracta esse debet, si, etc., Col. 11, 2, 64: aratione per transversum iterata, Plin. 18, 20, 49, § 180: ut quaestuosa mercatura, fructuosa aratio dicitur, Cic. Tusc. 5, 31, 86.

— Meton. (abstr. for concr.), ploughed land, Plaut. Truc. 1, 2, 47 (cf. aratiuncula): (calsa) nascitur in arationibus, Plin. 27, 8, 36, § 58.

— Esp., in Roman financial lang., the public farms or plots of land farmed out for a tenth of the produce (cf. arator, I. B.), Cic. Phil. 2, 39 fin.; Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 98.
 
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