a large estate, esp. a cattle ranch, in Spanish America
Origin of estanciaSp, origin, originally , a stopping place
A large estate or cattle ranch in Spanish America.
Origin of estanciaSpanish, room, enclosure, country estate, from Vulgar Latin *stantia, something standing, from Latin stans, stant-, present participle of stare, to stand; see sta- in Indo-European roots.
OriginSee also: estância