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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Span. Amer. law, a holding of land corresponding somewhat to the early English knight's fee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An ancient Spanish land tenure similar to the English knight's fee; hence, in Spain and countries settled by the Spanish, a land measure of varying size. In Cuba it is about 33 acres; in Puerto Rico, about 194 acres; in the Southwestern United States, about 108 acres.

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