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PATIO

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 927 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PATIO, the Spanish name for an inner court or enclosed space in a house, which is open to the sky. The " patio " is a common feature in houses in Spain and Spanish America. The word is generally referred to the Lat. patere, to lie open; cf. " patent," or to spatium, space.
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