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From Mexican Spanish ejido (ejido).



ejido (plural ejidos)

  1. A Mexican cooperative farm.
    • 1989, Mary I. O'Connor, Descendants of Totoliguoqui: Ethnicity and Economics in the Mayo Valley, page 71,
      Ejidos are land-grant communities organized by the federal government. Each family has a plot, which cannot be sold and can only be inherited by one person. Each ejido member has a vote at ejido meetings.
    • 1994, Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing
      They made camp in an oakgrove beside the river and built a fire and sat while the girl prepared their dinner out of the bounty they’d carried off from the ejido.
    • 2000, Masahiko Aoki, Yujiro Hayami, Communities and Markets in Economic Development, page 323,
      Today, the ejido sector (including both new ejidos created by the land reform and lands restituted to indigenous communities) is composed of 28,058 communities with 3.5 million ejidatario households, 18 million individuals, and some 70 percent of the rural population.



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From Vulgar Latin *exītus for Latin exitus ‘departure’ (ejidos are typically on the road out of a town or village), from past participle stem of exīre ‘go out’, from ex- + īre ‘to go’.


  • IPA(key): /eˈxido/, [eˈxiðo]


ejido m (plural ejidos)

  1. a common; common land
  2. (Mexico) a cooperative farm
    En el 1926 se decreta la Ley de Bancos Agrícolas Ejidales, con el fin de apoyar a los ejidos que se encontraban en situatión difícil.
    In 1926 the "Law of Agricultural Banks of the Cooperative Farms" was decreed so as to support the cooperative farms in dire straits.

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