ager (ay-j<<schwa>>r), n.[Latin] Roman law. Land or territory; esp., a portion of land
enclosed by definite boundaries.
ager arcifinius (ay-j<<schwa>>r ahr-si-fin-ee-<<schwa>>s). [Latin “land having irregular
boundaries; unsur-veyed land”] Roman law. Land enclosed only as a means of identification, not
as a limit. Pl. agri arcifinii.Cf. ager limitatus.
ager limitatus (ay-j<<schwa>>r lim-i-tay-t<<schwa>>s). [Latin “field limited” or “land
enclosed by boundaries”] Roman & civil law. Land with settled boundaries; esp., land whose
boundaries have been fixed by a surveyor. • The term applied to land belonging to the state by
right of conquest, then granted and sold in individual plots. Cf. ager arcifinius. Pl. agri limitati
“The agri limitati of the Roman law were lands detached from the public domain, and
converted into private property, by sale or grant, beyond the limits of which the owners could
claim nothing.” John Trayner, Trayner’s Latin Maxims 36 (4th ed. 1894).
ager publicus (ay-j<<schwa>>r p<<schwa>>b-li-k<<schwa>>s). Land of the people; public
land. [Blacks Law 8th]