in Spanish America,
- a large estate, ranch, or plantation
- the main dwelling on any of these
Origin of haciendaSpanish from Old Spanish facienda, employment, estate from L, things to be done from facere: see do
- A large estate in a Spanish-speaking region.
- The house of the owner of such an estate.
Origin of haciendaSpanish from Latin facienda things to be done from neuter pl. gerundive of facere to do ; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.