mita(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. forced labor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El tribunal condenó la mita en América por ser una forma de esclavismo.The court condemned forced labor in America as being a type of slavery.
b. forced labour (United Kingdom)
En las minas de Potosí, los señores españoles usaban la mita como sistema de trabajo.In the mines of Potosí, forced labour was used by Spanish landlords as a system of work.
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mita (And) (S. Cone) (Hist)
(dinero) tax paid by Indians; (trabajo) common service to landlord;
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