latifundio

latifundio

[lat-uh-fuhn-dee-oh, -foon-; Spanish lah-tee-foon-dyaw]
noun, plural latifundios [lat-uh-fuhn-dee-ohz, -foon-; Spanish lah-tee-foon-dyaws] .
a great estate of Latin America or Spain.

Origin:
1920–25; < Spanish < Latin lātifundium latifundium

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latifundio

any large ancient Roman agricultural estate that used a large number of peasant or slave labourers.

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