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ha·ci·en·da

 (hä′sē-ĕn′də, ä′sē-)
n.
1. A large estate in a Spanish-speaking region.
2. The house of the owner of such an estate.

[Spanish, from Latin facienda, things to be done, from neuter pl. gerundive of facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

hacienda

(ˌhæsɪˈɛndə)
(in Spain or Spanish-speaking countries) n
1. (Agriculture)
a. a ranch or large estate
b. any substantial stock-raising, mining, or manufacturing establishment in the country
2. (Architecture) the main house on such a ranch or plantation
[C18: from Spanish, from Latin facienda things to be done, from facere to do]

ha•ci•en•da

(ˌhɑ siˈɛn də)

n., pl. -das. (in Spanish America)
1. a large landed estate, esp. one used for farming or ranching.
2. the main house on such an estate.
[1710–20; < Sp]

hacienda

A Spanish word for a large ranch or ranch-house.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hacienda - a large estate in Spanish-speaking countrieshacienda - a large estate in Spanish-speaking countries
hacienda - the main house on a ranch or large estate
acres, demesne, landed estate, estate, land - extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
2.hacienda - the main house on a ranch or large estate
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
hacienda - a large estate in Spanish-speaking countries
Translations

hacienda

[ˌhæsɪˈendə] N (US) → hacienda f

hacienda

nHazienda f
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This agrarian problem of hacienda system has been going on for centuries since the Spanish colonial period and yet, no Philippine president has tried to solve it.
Led out of their West African homelands by Spanish slavers and severed from their past by the Atlantic, Jamaica's Maroons chose the perils and unknowns of the wilderness interior to the relative security and paternalistic care of the Spanish hacienda system.
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