latifundium


lat·i·fun·di·um

noun \ˌla-tə-ˈfən-dē-əm\
plural lat·i·fun·dia\-dē-ə\

Definition of LATIFUNDIUM

:  a great landed estate with primitive agriculture and labor often in a state of partial servitude

Origin of LATIFUNDIUM

Latin, from latus wide + fundus piece of landed property, foundation, bottom — more at bottom
First Known Use: 1869

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