presidio

noun pre·si·dio \ pri-ˈsē-dē-ˌō , -ˈsi- , -ˈzē- , -ˈzi- \

Definition of presidio

plural presidios
:a garrisoned place; especially :a military post or fortified settlement in areas currently or originally under Spanish control

Origin and Etymology of presidio

Spanish, from Latin praesidium


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