The smallest recognised territorial unit, often subordinate to an urban community (oppidum or municipium).
In the later Western Roman Empire, following the reorganization of Diocletian, a pagus (compare French pays, Spanish pago, `a region, terroir`) became the smallest administrative district of a province. By that time the word had long been in use with various meanings. Smith`s Dictionary says of it, `The meaning of this word cannot be given in ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagus
(from the article `Low Countries, history of`) ...was delegated to counts who had control of counties, or gauen (pagi), some of which corresponded to Roman civitates. Among these counties in the ... At the end of the 9th and in the 10th century, during the Viking attacks and while connections with the empire were loosening, the local co...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/p/4
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