Ran`che*ri"a (?), n. [Sp. rancheria.]

1.

A dwelling place of a ranchero.

2.

A small settlement or collection of ranchos, or rude huts, esp. for Indians. [Sp. Amer. & Southern U. S.]

3.

Formerly, in the Philippines, a political division of the pagan tribes.

 

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