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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Definitions for hacienda

  1. A large estate, especially one used for farming or ranching.

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Citations for hacienda
He gritted his teeth and turned his stallion's head toward the hacienda. Linda Ladd, Midnight Fire
As swiftly as it had come, the tornado turned and headed away, leaving the village beyond the hacienda untouched. Joan Johnston, Texas Woman
Origin of hacienda
1710-1720
Hacienda enters English from the Spanish word of the same meaning, which derives from the Latin facienda, "things to be done or made."