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encomienda  

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1    (=encargo)   charge, mission
2    (=elogio)   praise
3    (=protección)   protection
4    (=patrocinio)   patronage
5      (LAm)   (=almacén)   warehouse
6      (LAm)   (=paquete postal)   parcel  
  encomienda contra reembolso   parcel sent cash on delivery
7    encomiendas  
arcaico   regards, respects
8      (Hist)   colonial grant of land and native inhabitants to a settler   colonial grant of land and native inhabitants to a settler  
9      (Hist, Mil)   command   (of a military order)     
ENCOMIENDA     
The encomienda was a repressive system fixing the Spanish conquistadors' entitlement to labour and tribute from Indian communities. Although the Indians theoretically remained free subjects of the Spanish Crown, in practice they were enslaved to the encomenderos (those having encomienda rights). One of its most celebrated opponents was the Dominican friar and former encomendero Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas (1474-1566). In 1542, in response to protests from the Church, and fearful of the growing power of the encomenderos, Charles V brought in laws aimed at phasing out the system. The Spanish settlers rebelled, but the Crown held fast to the central principle that encomienda rights should not be hereditary.  
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"encomienda": examples and translations in context
Institución tradicional burundiana a la que se encomienda mediar en los conflictos y la justicia. A traditional Burundian institution entrusted with conflict mediation and justice.
La cuestión fundamental respecto a una operación de esa clase es el mandato que se le encomienda. The core question with regard to such an operation is the mandate entrusted to it.
Nos preguntabamos si seria posible que realizaras otra encomienda. We were wondering if you might be gracious enough to perform another task.
Consideramos que el inicio del examen de su mandato será la oportunidad ideal para emprender dicha encomienda. We believe that the launching of its mandate review will be an ideal opportunity to undertake that task.
El artículo 25 encomienda al SEPD dos funciones de supervisión: Article 25 entrusts the EDPS with two supervisory tasks:
La Comisión puede solicitar la colaboración de expertos, a quienes encomienda misiones precisas de información y asesoramiento. The Commission has recourse to experts to whom it entrusts specific information and consultation assignments.
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