ejido

noun

eji·​do
eˈḵēt͟hō,
eˈhē-
plural ejidos
-ōs
1
: a tract of land held in common by the inhabitants of a Mexican village and farmed cooperatively or individually : common
2
: a Mexican village having an ejido
3
: a system of communal land tenure in Mexico compare hacienda

Word History

Etymology

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, common land in a village used for pasturage or threshing, from Latin exitus departure, way out

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“Ejido.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ejido. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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