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Meaning of assiento by Wiktionary Dictionary

assiento


    Alternative forms

    • asiento

    Etymology

    Spanish asiento seat, contract or agreement, from asentar to place on a chair, to adjust, to make an agreement; a ( Latin ad ) + sentar, a participial verb; as if there were a Latin sedentare to cause to sit, from sedens, sedentis .

    Noun

    assiento ( plural: assientos or assientoes )

    1. ( historical ) A contract or convention between Spain and other powers for furnishing Negro slaves for the Spanish dominions in America, especially the contract made with Great Britain in 1713 .



Definition of assiento by GCIDE Dictionary

assiento


  1. Assiento n. [Sp. asiento seat, contract or agreement, fr. asentar to place on a chair, to adjust, to make an agreement; a ( L. ad ) + sentar, a participial verb; as if there were a L. sedentare to cause to sit, fr. sedens, sedentis, p. pr. of sedre to sit.] A contract or convention between Spain and other powers for furnishing negro slaves for the Spanish dominions in America, esp. the contract made with Great Britain in 1713.