[e-stahn-see-uh; Spanish es-tahn-syah]
- (in Spanish America) a landed estate or a cattle ranch.
Origin of estancia
1695–1705; < American Spanish, Spanish: dwelling
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Examples from the Web for estancia
A night of dread suspense has been passed at the estancia of Ludwig Halberger.Gaspar the Gaucho
Our next shall be at the Estancia Algaroba, where we shall spend the night.The Rover of the Andes
But here on Moncrieff's estancia everything was on a grander scale.
One of you boys must ride to-night to the estancia and get assistance.
At the estancia we had the very newest forms of machinery to do everything.
- (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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