repartimiento

noun re·par·ti·mi·en·to \ rə̇ˌpärtəmēˈen‧(ˌ)tō , ˌrāˌpärtəmˈyen‧- \

Definition of repartimiento

plural -s
: a grant or distribution formerly made to Spanish colonists or establishments in America; especially : a grant of forced labor (as for use in agriculture, in mining, or in construction) imposed on indigenous inhabitants — compare encomienda

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Origin and Etymology of repartimiento

American Spanish, from Spanish, distribution, from repartir to distribute (from re- —from L—+ partir to divide, from Latin partire, partiri) + -miento -ment (from Latin -mentum)


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