encomienda translation | Spanish-English dictionary



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)     
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 entrada y difusión de ese material se encomienda a entidades jurídicas registradas para realizar esas actividades. The entrance and dissemination of foreign publications and printed materials is entrusted to legal entities that are registered to perform such activities.
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.
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:
Deben estar preparadas y equipadas para asumir las responsabilidades que se les encomienda. They must be prepared and equipped to shoulder the responsibilities mandated to them.
En la ley se encomienda a la Comisión el mandato de cumplir funciones cuasi legislativas, cuasi judiciales y administrativas/ejecutivas. It mandated NCIP to carry on with quasi-legislative, quasi-judicial and administrative/executive functions.
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