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 stāns stant- present participle of stāre to stand ; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
OriginSee also: estância