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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Origin and Etymology of amparo
Spanish, literally, protection, from amparar to protect, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin anteparare, from Latin ante before + parare to prepare
First Known Use: 1857See Words from the same year
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