empresario

noun
em·​pre·​sa·​rio | \ ˌemprəˈsärēˌō, -sa(a)r-, -ser-, -sȧr- \
plural -s

Definition of empresario

: one who before Texas became part of the U.S. entered into a contract with the Spanish or Mexican government to settle a certain number of families in Texas in exchange for sizable grants of land

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History and Etymology for empresario

Spanish, contractor, manager, probably from Italian impresario

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“Empresario.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empresario. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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