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A system of marking out the land in squares or rectangles, by means of boundaries, normally before distribution in a colonial foundation. The centuriation systems which remain visible today are mostly those in relatively homogeneous terrain, esp. where the līmitēs (sing. limes) between lots were also ditches which served for drainage. Limites might otherwise be anything from a drystone wall to a row of markers.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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