Glossary
alcabala:
sales tax
alcaide:
warden, or governor of a fortress
alcalde:
mayor
alguacil:
sheriff
arcabucero:
arquebusier
arras:
groom's marriage gift
audiencia:
court; could exercise executive duties
bienes:
goods
bienes capitales:
goods brought into a marriage
bienes gananeiales:
joint earnings
bienes multiplicados:
joint assets
caballero:
horseman or knight
cabildo:
municipal council
cacique:
Indian chief; headman
calle:
street
capellania:
chaplaincy
carta exeeutoria:
court enforcement order
carta de pago:
acknowledgment of payment
carta recetoria:
a writ to take certified testimony
cedula:
royal order or decree
censo:
interest-paying bond
co(radia:
confraternity
contador:
accountant
converso:
"new" Christian, Jewish ancestry
demanda:
an order or legal claim
doetrinero:
cleric in charge of an Indian parish
encomendero:
holder of an Indian grant
encomienda:
grant of tribute-paying Indians
(actor:
treasury official; agent
fiador:
one who guarantees or posts bond
fianza:
bond for security
fiscal:
crown prosecutor
(ueros:
laws; privileges
hidalgo:
lesser untitled nobility; gentry
interrogatorio:
questionnaire
juramento:
oath
juro:
income-producing government bond
justicia mayor:
chief justice
legajo:
bundle of documents
letrado:
lawyer
mayorazgo:
entailed estate
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