Mesta

[company] Mesta AS is a Norwegian government enterprise delivering services within construction and civil engineering of roads. The company was created in 2003 when the construction division of Statens Vegvesen was demerged to become a separate limited company that has to compete for each contract. The company is owned by the Norwegian Mini...
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mesta

mesta (mā'stä) , association of Spanish sheep farmers, formed to regulate sheep raising and to prevent cultivation of pastureland. Its date of origin is uncertain, but by 1273 Alfonso X of Castile formally recognized its long-established privileges, which were confirmed and extended b...
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Mesta

society composed of all the sheep raisers of Castile, in Spain, formally recognized by Alfonso X (the Wise) in 1273. The name is thought to derive ... [6 related articles]
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