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estancia

[ e-stahn-see-uh; Spanish es-tahn-syah ]
/ ɛˈstɑn si ə; Spanish ɛsˈtɑn syɑ /
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noun, plural es·tan·cias [e-stahn-see-uhz; Spanish es-tahn-syahs]. /ɛˈstɑn si əz; Spanish ɛsˈtɑn syɑs/.

(in Spanish America) a landed estate or a cattle ranch.

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Origin of estancia

1695–1705; <American Spanish, Spanish: dwelling
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British Dictionary definitions for estancia

estancia
/ (ɪˈstænsɪə, Spanish esˈtansia) /

noun

(in Spanish America) a large estate or cattle ranch
C18: from American Spanish, from Spanish: dwelling, from Vulgar Latin stantia (unattested) a remaining, from Latin stāre to stand
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