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Of or relating to the surveying of land.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Godfrey Higgins (1773–1833), historian of religion. From post-classical Latin agrimensorius of or relating to land surveying (Vetus Latina; from classical Latin agrimēnsor land surveyor (attested in an inscription; from agrī, genitive of ager field + mēnsor person who measures from mēns-, past participial stem of mētīrī to measure + -or) + -ius, suffix forming adjectives) + -al; compare -ial.
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