Estancia meaning

ĕ-stänsyä
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(of Latin America) A large rural estate; a kind of ranch.
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A large estate or cattle ranch in Spanish America.
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A large estate, esp. a cattle ranch, in Spanish America.
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Origin of estancia

  • Spanish room, enclosure, country estate from Vulgar Latin stantia something standing from Latin stāns stant- present participle of stāre to stand stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary