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word meaning

Postby Jean Galata » 12 Dec 2014, 02:43

Can anyone shed light on the use of the word Universita in older documents?
One example of such is ". . . domiciliante in della Universita." Does it mean a certain area of a town? I have seen it used as a place where someone was born or lived or even where they worked. I'm certain it doesn't mean a university or college as is the definition given in my Italian-English dictionary.
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Re: word meaning

Postby TerraLavoro » 12 Dec 2014, 03:01

Università:
under the Napoleonic regime, the comuni of the Kingdom of Naples were called Universitas civium (It. comunità cittadine) or "Communities of Citizens".

So basically another word for "comune".
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Re: word meaning

Postby Jean Galata » 13 Dec 2014, 02:00

Thank you very much.
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Re: word meaning

Postby TerraLavoro » 13 Dec 2014, 02:43

You're welcome.
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