pre·si·di·o (prĭ-sēdē-ō′, -sĭdē-ō′)
n. pl. pre·si·di·os
A garrison, especially a fortress of the kind established in the southwest United States by the Spanish to protect their holdings and missions.
[Spanish, from Latin praesidium, guard, defense, from praesidēre, to guard; see PRESIDE.]
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