presidio


pre·si·dio

noun \pri-ˈsē-dē-ˌō, -ˈsi-, -ˈzē-, -ˈzi-\
plural pre·si·di·os

Definition of PRESIDIO

:  a garrisoned place; especially :  a military post or fortified settlement in areas currently or originally under Spanish control

Origin of PRESIDIO

Spanish, from Latin praesidium
First Known Use: 1763

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