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In Spanish law. A grant from the crown to a private person of acertain portion of territory in the Spanish colonies, together with the concession of acertain number of the native inhabitants, on the feudal principle of commendation. 2Wools. Pol. Science, 161, 162. Also a royal grant of privileges to the military orders ofSpain.


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