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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.
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Usage examples for Caballeria

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  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. 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