noun, plural en·co·mi·en·das [en-koh-mee-en-duh z, -kom-ee-; Spanish eng-kaw-myen-dahs] /ɛnˌkoʊ miˈɛn dəz, -ˌkɒm i-; Spanish ˌɛŋ kɔˈmyɛn dɑs/. (formerly in Spanish America)
Examples from the Web for encomienda
In the same province of Temanduque another encomendero has seventy Indians; and it is also an encomienda.
The encomienda of Taytay is inhabited by five hundred Indians.
At the same time the encomienda that he had abandoned was assigned, half to each of two other soldiers.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, V7, 1588-1591|Emma Helen Blair
The encomienda of Maragondon, with four hundred and fifty men.
Temanduque is also an encomienda, with five hundred Indians.