Definitions of Caballeria

  1. An ancient Spanish land tenure similar to the English knight's fee; hence, in Spain and countries settled by the Spanish, a land measure of varying size. In Cuba it is about 33 acres; in Porto Rico, about 194 acres; in the Southwestern United States, about 108 acres.

Usage examples for Caballeria

  1. Don Lope Ximenez de Urrea, first count of Aranda; Don Louis Gonzalez, secretary to the king; Don Alphonso de la Caballeria, vice- chancellor of the kingdom; and many other persons of equal rank, were condemned to the same punishment. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente
  2. Caballeria Bonafos, son of Solomon ibn Labe de la Caballeria, was baptized in the fifteenth century, and eight brothers followed his example. – Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
  3. Hazard says of the number of pounds produced on the vegas: A caballeria of thirty- three acres of ground produces about nine thousand pounds of tobacco, made up in about the following proportions: four hundred and fifty of desecho, or best; one thousand eight hundred pounds desechito, or seconds; two thousand two hundred and fifty pounds of libra, or thirds; and four thousand five hundred pounds of injuriado. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  4. I passed the night as usual in the manger of the stable, close beside the Caballeria; for, as I travelled upon a donkey, I deemed it incumbent upon me to be satisfied with a couch in keeping with my manner of journeying, being averse, by any squeamish and over delicate airs, to generate a suspicion amongst the people with whom I mingled that I was aught higher than what my equipage and outward appearance might lead them to believe. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow