encomienda

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish encomienda (grant).

Noun[edit]

encomienda (plural encomiendas)

  1. (historical) The encomienda system was a labor system in the 15th to 17th century Spanish colonies, by which rights to the labor of its Native American inhabitants were granted to encomenderos, initially the early military conquistadors.[1][2]

encomienda

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1914
  2. ^ Robert Himmerich y Valencia, The Encomenderos of New Spain, 1521-1555, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1991

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

encomienda f (plural encomiendas)

  1. parcel
  2. order
  3. encomienda

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Verb[edit]

encomienda

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of encomendar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of encomendar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of encomendar.