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Assiento Treaties

[Spanish, agreement treaties.] Contracts entered into by Spain with Portugal, France, and England, to supply her South American colonies with negro slaves. England joined in 1713, after the peace of Utrecht.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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