audiencia

noun
au·di·en·cia | \ˌau̇dēˈen(t)sēə, -nch(ē)ə\
plural -s

Definition of audiencia 

1a : a tribunal in which the sovereign of Spain gave personal attention to matters of justice

b : an ecclesiastical or secular court representing the sovereign of Spain

2 : a high court of justice in a Spanish colony frequently exercising military power as well as judicial and political functions

3 : a provincial or territorial high court in modern Spain

4 : the jurisdiction of an audiencia

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History and Etymology for audiencia

Spanish, literally, hearing, from Latin audientia

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