Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large landed estate in Spain or Latin America.

Etymologies

Spanish, from Latin lātifundium, latifundium; see latifundium.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The land in question was claimed and plot by plot taken over fraudulently by Guatimosin Silva ... in 2007, INTI recovered Silva's lands -- a typical latifundio -- which were idle or rented out to third parties to farm.

    After a visit to the Ana Soto Socialist farm in Venezuela, I say hell to the begrudgers!

  • El puesto de trabajo es un latifundio. (trabajo compartido para disminuir el desempleo) (TT: The job is that of a serf) (TA: job sharing to reduce unemployment) (Column): An article from: Epoca by Antonio Burgos

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: The Reason for 15 Million Unemployed: Poor Thinking at the Top

  • He said that this year 2 more millions hectares will be assigned through agrarian papers of which 1.5 million will be recuperated in the war against “latifundio”.

    01/30/2005 - 02/06/2005

  • Arriving to Porto Alegre International Airport Salgado Filho, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez Frias said that 1.5 million Venezuelan lands will be recuperated from the “latifundio” this year.

    01/30/2005 - 02/06/2005

  • Now, the law says that in order for a land to be defined as a “latifundio”, it must have at least 100 hectares for lands of the first class and 5000 hectares for those of the sixth or seventh class see article 74 of the land decree.

    01/30/2005 - 02/06/2005

  • En la zona oriental prcticamente no toc las grandes propiedades y en los valles y el altiplano, junto al latifundio tradicional surgi el minifundio o pequea propiedad campesina.

    Chapter 9

  • What would be the difference, then, between a kind of a revolutionary and a latifundio owner, a wealthy bourgeoisie?

    LASO CLOSING SESSION

  • Then he tells those mercenaries, sons of latifundio-owners, bankers, industrialists, usurers (garroteros), and crooked gamblers (tahures) -- he tells them: "These are the principles for which you fought and for which some members of your brigade gave their lives."

    4TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION

  • And all of them, in their immense majority, those who were not henchmen, were sons of latifundio-owners or wealthy men.

    4TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION

  • They were in the livestock latifundio, managed by persons, many times by a small group.

    NATIONAL SUGAR COOPERATIVES CONGRESS

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