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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.]
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(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]
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(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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