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SITIO. A sitio (from Spanish) is a space that is or can be occupied by something. In the Philippines the word denotes a subdivision of a barrio. The term was commonly used in Spanish Texas to designate parcels of land set aside for specific purposes, particularly in land grants. For example, a land grant known as a sitio de ganado mayor-a tract for raising horses, mules, and cattle-entailed the equivalent of 4,338 acres. See also LABOR.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Donald E. Chipman, Spanish Texas, 1519–1821 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1992).
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