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pre·si·di·o

 (prĭ-sē′dē-ō′, -sĭd′ē-ō′)
n. pl. pre·si·di·os
A garrison, especially a fortress of the kind established in the southwest United States by the Spanish to protect their holdings and missions.

[Spanish, from Latin praesidium, guard, defense, from praesidēre, to guard; see preside.]
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presidio

(prɪˈsɪdɪˌəʊ; Spanish preˈsiðjo)
n, pl -sidios (-ˈsɪdɪˌəʊz; Spanish -ˈsiðjos)
(Military) a military post or establishment, esp in countries under Spanish control
[C19: from Spanish: garrison, from Latin praesidium a guard, protection; see preside]
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pre•sid•i•o

(prɪˈsɪd iˌoʊ)

n., pl. -sid•i•os.
1. a garrisoned fort; military post.
2. a Spanish penal settlement.
[1755–65, Amer.; < Sp < Latin praesidium garrison, post, literally, defense]
pre•sid′i•al, adj.
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presidio

A Spanish term meaning guard, used to mean a fortress such as one established by the Spanish in the southwestern United States.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.presidio - a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdingspresidio - a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings; "Tucson was first settled as a walled presidio"
fortress, fort - a fortified defensive structure
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California missions & presidios; the history & beauty of the Spanish missions.
The frequently visited 21 missions and presidios located along California's El Camino Real are some of the oldest structures in the state, and are all part of the fascinating history of California's conquest by the Spanish.