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Caballeria

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Caballeria An ancient Spanish land tenure similar to the English knight's fee; hence, in Spain and countries settled by the Spanish, a land measure of varying size. In Cuba it is about 33 acres; in Puerto Rico, about 194 acres; in the Southwestern United States, about 108 acres.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n caballeria In Span. Amer. law, a holding of land corresponding somewhat to the early English knight's fee. It comprised a building-lot of 100 by 200 feet; 500 fanegas of land for a garden, and 40 for planting trees growing in drier or more barren land; and pasture for 50 breeding sows, 100 cows, 20 or 25 horses, 500 sheep, and 100 goats. It was equal to 5 peonias.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. See Caballero

Usage

In literature:

A hato contained more than sixteen hundred caballerias at thirty-three acres per caballeria.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 2" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
The government shall make the plan for the colony dividing the lands into lots of one caballeria (112 acres).
"Guatemala, the country of the future" by Charles M. Pepper
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