Definition of hacendado in English:

hacendado

Line breaks: ha¦cen|dado
Pronunciation: /ˌasɛnˈdɑːdəʊ
 
, aθenˈdaðo, asen-/
(also haciendado /ˌasjɛn-, aθjen-, asjen-/)

noun (plural hacendados)

The owner of a hacienda.
More example sentences
  • The cause, it seems, rested with the local hacendados or estate owners who had changed the natural course of the river with dams ‘causing damage in times of floods.’
  • Those in control of their haciendas, called hacendados, treated people on their lands by a system known in the Sierra as the huasipungo (described by western scholars as ‘landed slavery’).
  • Yucatecan hacendados were quick to exploit this by financing and co-opting anarchosyndicalist unions, local leaders, and electoral candidates who opposed the agrarian reform.

Origin

Spanish.

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