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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In parts of the United States acquired from Mexico, one who projects and manages a mercantile or similar enterprise, or takes a leading part in it, for his own profit and at his own risk, usually implying the possession and control of a concession or grant from government in the nature of a privilege or monopoly.
  • n. More specifically, a contractor who engages with the Mexican government to introduce a body of foreign settlers. Also called hobladore.

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