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A large estate or cattle ranch in Spanish America.

[Spanish, room, enclosure, country estate, from Vulgar Latin *stantia, something standing, from Latin stāns, stant-, present participle of stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]


(ɪˈstænsɪə; Spanish esˈtansia)
(in Spanish America) a large estate or cattle ranch
[C18: from American Spanish, from Spanish: dwelling, from Vulgar Latin stantia (unattested) a remaining, from Latin stāre to stand]


(ɛˈstɑn si ə)

n., pl. -cias.
(in Spanish America) a landed estate or a cattle ranch.
[1695–1705; < American Spanish; Sp: dwelling, sojourn < Vulgar Latin *stantia; see stance]
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One Sunday the Governor came in great form to pay the estancia a visit, and General Rosas, in his hurry, walked out to receive him with his knife, as usual, stuck in his belt.
Every estancia, or farming estate, has one attached to it.
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The wandering tribes of horse Indians, which have always occupied the greater part of this country, having of late much harassed the outlying estancias, the government at Buenos Ayres equipped some time since an army under the command of General Rosas for the purpose of exterminating them.
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The Estancia Wine-Infused Bakery Box ($28) brings together the mouthwatering notes of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with the delicious small-batch bakery bars for which Silverland Bakery is famous.
June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation's leaders in homebuilding quality, today announced the grand opening of Estancia at Wiregrass, a master-planned resort-style community situated in the heart of Wesley Chapel.
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A gaucho on horseback, set against the vast plains of the Pampas, is one of the enduring images of Argentina, and many people enjoy a stay at an estancia to experience the ranch lifestyle.
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