latifundium

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noun lat·i·fun·di·um \ˌla-tə-ˈfən-dē-əm\

Definition of latifundium

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latifundia

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  1. :  a great landed estate with primitive agriculture and labor often in a state of partial servitude

Origin and Etymology of latifundium

Latin, from latus wide + fundus piece of landed property, foundation, bottom — more at bottom


First Known Use: 1869


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