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[lat-uh-fuhn-dee-oh, -foo n-; Spanish lah-tee-foon-dyaw] /ˌlæt əˈfʌn diˌoʊ, -ˈfʊn-; Spanish ˌlɑ tiˈfun dyɔ/
noun, plural latifundios
[lat-uh-fuhn-dee-ohz, -foo n-; Spanish lah-tee-foon-dyaws] /ˌlæt əˈfʌn diˌoʊz, -ˈfʊn-; Spanish ˌlɑ tiˈfun dyɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a great estate of Latin America or Spain.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Spanish < Latin lātifundium latifundium
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latifundia

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

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