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a large estate where work of any kind is done, as agriculture, manufacturing, mining, or raising of animals; a cultivated farm, with a good house, in distinction from a farming establishment with rude huts for herdsmen, etc.; a word used in Spanish-American regions.

Origin: sp, fr. OSp. Facienda employment, estate, fr. L. Facienda, pl. Of faciendum what is to be done, fr. Facere to do. See Fact.

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