[ lat-uh-fuhn-dee-uhm ]
/ ˌlæt əˈfʌn di əm /
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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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How to use latifundium in a sentence
The situation is scarcely better in parts of the country which are free from latifundia.Contemporary Socialism|John Rae
Verumque confitentibus latifundia perdidre Italiam, immo ac provincias.
In many cases it also promotes, as in ancient Rome, the latifundia ownership with all its results.Woman and Socialism|August Bebel
Heisterbergk827 thinks that the latifundia were not produced by economic causes, but by vanity and ostentation.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
The colonial latifundia gets broken up for the same economic reasons as that of the mother country.
British Dictionary definitions for 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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