latifundium

[ lat-uh-fuhn-dee-uhm ]
/ ˌlæt əˈfʌn di əm /

noun, plural lat·i·fun·di·a [lat-uh-fuhn-dee-uh]. /ˌlæt əˈfʌn di ə/. Roman History.

a great estate.

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Origin of latifundium

1620–30; <Latin, equivalent to lāt(us) wide, broad + -i--i- + fund(us) a piece of land, farm, estate + -ium-ium
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British Dictionary definitions for latifundium

latifundium
/ (ˌlætɪˈfʌndɪəm) /

noun plural -dia (-dɪə)

a large agricultural estate, esp one worked by slaves in ancient Rome

Word Origin for latifundium

C17: from Latin lātus broad + fundus farm, estate
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