Definition of hacienda in English:


Syllabification: ha·ci·en·da
Pronunciation: /ˌhäsēˈendə


(In Spanish-speaking regions) a large estate or plantation with a dwelling house.
More example sentences
  • Indigenous people in Chimborazo who were unable to meet their tribute or whose land was expropriated eventually became tied to the region's haciendas in a system of debt servitude that lasted until an agrarian reform in 1964.
  • Spanish settlers established haciendas in the lower part of the valley.
  • All over, you'll find the dramatically dilapidated shells of haciendas - the former homes of the conquistadors, where plantation, processing plant and stately home were one and the same.


Spanish, from Latin facienda 'things to be done', from facere 'make, do' (see fazenda).

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