An ancient Spanish land tenure just like the English knights fee for this reason in Spain and countries settled by the Spanish a land measure of differing dimensions In Cuba its about 33 acres in Puerto Rico about 194 miles inside Southwestern united states of america about 108 acres
In Spanish law. An allotment of land obtained by conquest, to a horse soldier. It was a strip 100 feet large by two hundred feet deep. The word was sometimes found in those elements of america which were produced by Spain. See 12 Pet. 444, note.