Definition of Assiento

1. n. A contract or convention between Spain and other powers for furnishing negro slaves for the Spanish dominions in America, esp. the contract made with Great Britain in 1713.

Definition of Assiento

1. Noun. (historical) A contract or convention between Spain and other powers for furnishing Negro slaves for the Spanish dominions in America, especially the contract made with Great Britain in 1713. ¹

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Definition of Assiento

1. a treaty [n -S] - See also: treaty

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Literary usage of Assiento

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1. Publications of the Navy Records Society by Navy Records Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"Warrant to the Lords, to equip victual four ships licensed by assiento. — SP DOM. Naval 14, : April. ANNE R. Whereas his Catholick Majesty by two licei ..."

2. The Early Hanoverians by Edward Ellis Morris (1896)
"In the assiento Treaty there was also a provision for the trading of one English ship each year with Spanish America; but in order to prevent too great ..."

3. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie (1813)
"If she would give them (the Dutch) a share in the assiento Contract, and the south-sea ship, and send an ambassador to relieve the earl of Strafford, ..."

4. Opinions of Eminent Lawyers on Various Points of English Jurisprudence by George Chalmers (1858)
"The report of the whole judges upon the memorial of the African Company, touching the assiento, in 1689. In pursuance of his Majesty's order in council, ..."

5. The Economic Policy of Robert Walpole by Norris Arthur Brisco (1907)
"The privilege obtained was known as the assiento Contract, which granted to Queen Anne the right of introducing negroes into several parts of the Spanish ..."

6. The Works of William Robertson: To which is Prefixed an Account of His Life by William Robertson, Alexander Stewart (1820)
"The company itself sustained a considerable loss by the assiento trade. Many of its servants acquired immense fortunes. Anderson, Chron. Deduct. ii. 388. ..."

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