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(in Spain and Spanish America) a fortified military settlement.
- ‘In 1752, the Spaniards built a presidio, or garrison, in nearby Tubac and encouraged settlers to join the soldiers, making it the first European settlement in Arizona.’
- ‘One way to celebrate the anniversary is at a November 10 lecture and walking tour of the presidio and Tubac townsite.’
- ‘An archeologist and architectural historian, his work has centered on missions, presidios, frontier forts, ranches, settlements, and industrial sites from Texas to California.’
- ‘Serra also assisted in founding four presidios (military garrisons).’
Spanish, from Latin praesidium ‘garrison’.
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