system of landholding found most commonly in Latin America. Land is held in ownership on a large, estate scale by a small elite class. The work is carried out by local people employed as farm labourers.

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  • Latifundia — are pieces of property covering tremendous areas. The latifundia (Latin: lātifundium ; lātus , spacious + fundus , farm, estate ) of Roman history were great landed estates, specializing in agriculture destined for export: grain, olive oil, or… …   Wikipedia

  • latifundia —    Latifundia are large agrarian estates often associated with extensive farming especially in the South (in Andalusia, Castilla La Mancha and Extremadura), frequently involving a monoculture based around pasture in mountainous areas and arable… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture

  • latifundia — /la ti funˈdi ə/ plural noun Great landed estates (also (sing) latifunˈdium, (Italy) latifondi /lä tē fonˈdē/) ORIGIN: Pl of L lātifundium, from lātus wide, and fundus an estate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Latifundia — Latifundium  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Latifundio. Un latifundium (du latin latus spacieux, fundus ferme) est, dans l Antiquité, un grand domaine agricole. Latifundia est souvent utilisé pour désigner une hacienda en Amérique du Sud.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • latifundia — is., Lat. İlkel yöntemlerle ve düşük verimle işletilen geniş tarım alanları …   Çağatay Osmanlı Sözlük

  • latifundia — Large land holdings in Latin America which originated as imperial grants to settlers from the Spanish crown. With the incorporation of that continent into the world economy they slowly evolved from a form of feudalism into capitalist estates… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • latifundia — n. large estate in ancient Rome …   English contemporary dictionary

  • undia — latifundia …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Латифундии — (Latifundia) в древнем Риме так назыв. обширные поместья, обрабатываемые трудом рабов. Мелкие землевладельцы, разоряемые войнами, запутывались в долги и давали возможность богатым помещикам расширять свои владения. В V в. до Р. Хр. были попытки… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

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