Monday, June 29, 2009

a.d. III Kal. Iul.

census n., pl. censuses [L. a registering of citizens and property.] 1. Ancient Rome. Counting of the male citizens and evaluation of property conducted regularly every fifth year. 2. Official counting of the population of a country, state, nation, city, district, or any political unit, usually accompanied by compilation of vital statistics of socio-economic significance. See lustrum.