hacienda[hä′sē en′də, has′ē-]
- a large estate, ranch, or plantation
- the main dwelling on any of these
Origin: Sp from Old Spanish facienda, employment, estate from L, things to be done from facere: see do
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- A large estate or plantation in Spanish-speaking countries.
- The house of the owner of such an estate.
Origin: Spanish, from Latin facienda, things to be done, from neuter pl. gerundive of facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.