1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Patio
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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.