from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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