Hacienda vs. Mansion

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Main Difference

The main difference between Hacienda and Mansion is that the Hacienda is a Spanish word for an estate and Mansion is a large dwelling house

  • Hacienda

    A hacienda (UK: or US: ; Spanish: [aˈθjenda] or [aˈsjenda]), in the colonies of the Spanish Empire, is an estate (or finca), similar to a Roman latifundium. Some haciendas were plantations, mines or factories. Many haciendas combined these activities. The word is derived from the Spanish word “hacer” or “haciendo”, which means: to make or be making, respectively; and were largely business enterprises consisting of various money making ventures including raising farm animals and maintaining orchards.

    The term hacienda is imprecise, but usually refers to landed estates of significant size. Smaller holdings were termed estancias or ranchos that were owned almost exclusively by Spaniards and criollos and in rare cases by mixed-race individuals. In Argentina, the term estancia is used for large estates that in Mexico would be termed haciendas. In recent decades, the term has been used in the United States to refer to an architectural style associated with the earlier estate manor houses.

    The hacienda system of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, New Granada, and Peru was a system of large land holdings. A similar system existed on a smaller scale in the Philippines and Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico, haciendas were larger than estancias, ordinarily grew either sugar cane, coffee, or cotton, and exported their crops outside Puerto Rico.

  • Mansion

    A mansion is a large dwelling house. The word itself derives through Old French from the Latin word mansio “dwelling”, an abstract noun derived from the verb manere “to dwell”. The English word “manse” originally defined a property large enough for the parish priest to maintain himself, but a mansion is no longer self-sustaining in this way (compare a Roman or medieval villa). ‘Manor’ comes from the same root—territorial holdings granted to a lord who would remain there—hence it is easy to see how the word ‘Mansion’ came to have its meaning.

  • Hacienda (noun)

    A large homestead in a ranch or estate usually in places where Colonial Spanish culture has had architectural influence.

  • Mansion (noun)

    A large house or building, usually built for the wealthy.

  • Mansion (noun)

    A luxurious flat (apartment).

  • Mansion (noun)

    A house provided for a clergyman; a manse.

  • Mansion (noun)

    A stopping-place during a journey; a stage.

  • Mansion (noun)

    An astrological house; a station of the moon.

  • Mansion (noun)

    One of twenty-eight sections of the sky.

  • Mansion (noun)

    An individual habitation or apartment within a large house or group of buildings. (Now chiefly in allusion to John 14:2.)

  • Mansion (noun)

    Any of the branches of the Rastafari movement.

  • Mansion (noun)

    a large, impressive house.

  • Mansion (noun)

    a large block of flats.

  • Mansion (noun)

    a terrace or mansion block

    “Carlyle Mansions”

Oxford Dictionary

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