variants: or assiento \ ˌasēˈen(ˌ)tō , ˌäs-​ \
plural -s

Definition of asiento

: a contract or convention between Spain and another power or company or individual for furnishing slaves for the Spanish dominions in America

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History and Etymology for asiento

Spanish asiento seat, meeting place of a tribunal, treaty, contract, from asentar to seat, make an agreement, from a- (from Latin ad-) + sentar to seat

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