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PUEBLO Definition & Legal Meaning

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In Spanish law. People; all the inhabitants of any country or place, without distinction. A town, township, or municipality. White, New Itecop. b. 2, tit. 1, c. 6, I 4. This term “pueblo,” in its original signification, means “people” or “population,” but is used in the sense of the English word “town.” It has the indefiniteness of that term, and, like it, is sometimes applied to a mere collection of individuals residing at a particular place, a settlement or village, as well as to a regularly organized municipality. Trenouth v. San Francisco, 100 U. S. 251, 25 L. Ed. 626.


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