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Encomienda
The encomienda was a legal system that was employed mainly by the Spanish crown during the Spanish colonization of the Americas to regulate Native Americans  and autonomy.

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encomienda
n. command, control, domination
 
encomendar
v. entrust, commit; commend

A Spanish-English Dictionary (Granada University, Spain), 14.4

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encomendar
(v.) = consign.
Ex: There ought to be a special kind of Hell to which poor citators can be consigned.
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* encomendar Algo a Alguien = entrust [instrust].
* encomendar una tarea a Alguien = assign + task.
* encomendar un trabajo a Alguien = assign + job.



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