repartimiento

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

Definition of repartimiento 

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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