am·​pa·​ro | \ ämˈpä(ˌ)rō\
plural -s

Definition of amparo

1 Spanish law : a preliminary certificate issued to a claimant of land as a protection for the claim until a survey can be had and the full title vested
2 Spanish law : a proceeding analogous to habeas corpus

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First Known Use of amparo

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for amparo

Spanish, literally, protection, from amparar to protect, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin anteparare, from Latin ante before + parare to prepare

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