encomienda translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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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
La aplicación de la presente Decisión se encomienda a la Comisión. The Commission shall be entrusted with the implementation of this Decision.
A menudo se encomienda al mejor empleado el puesto del director operativo del proyecto. The best employee is often entrusted with the position of operative project manager.
Él encomienda su vida a tu abundante misericordia. He entrusts his living to your abundant mercy.
El artículo 25 encomienda al SEPD dos funciones de supervisión: Article 25 entrusts the EDPS with two supervisory tasks:
Papua Nueva Guinea encomienda esa solicitud al Consejo de Seguridad para que sea muy cuidadosamente examinada y apoyada. Papua New Guinea commends that request to the Security Council for its most careful consideration and support.
Los guardias fueron enviados con la encomienda de oro a la capital. The guards were correspondents with it commends it from gold to the capital.
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