a large landed estate, typically owned by an absentee landlord and worked by serfs, as in some Latin American countries
Origin of latifundiumClassical Latin ; from latus, broad (see lateral) + fundus, estate, origin, originally , bottom: see found
A large landed estate, especially of the ancient Romans.
Origin of latifundiumLatin latifundium : latus, broad + fundus, estate, base.
- A great landed estate with absentee ownership and labor often in a state of partial servitude.