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[kuh-reg-i-dawr, -dohr; Spanish kawr-re-hee-th awr]
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noun, plural cor·reg·i·dors, cor·reg·i·do·res [kuh-reg-i-dawr-eez, -dohr-; Spanish kawr-re-hee-th aw-res] /kəˈrɛg ɪˈdɔr iz, -ˈdoʊr-; Spanish kɔrˌrɛ hiˈðɔ rɛs/.
  1. the chief magistrate of a town in Spain.
  2. History/Historical. (in Spanish America)
    1. a minor administrative unit.
    2. the chief officer of such a district.

Origin of corregidor

1585–95; < Spanish, derivative of corregir to correct


[kuh-reg-i-dawr, -dohr; Spanish kawr-re-hee-th awr]
  1. an island in Manila Bay, in the Philippines: U.S. forces defeated by the Japanese in May, 1942. 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for corregidor

Historical Examples

  • I'll go with you to the Corregidor, and he'll give you back your fine watch.


    Prosper Merimee

  • In government the king was represented principally by a corregidor.

    A History of Spain

    Charles E. Chapman

  • My name, caballeros, is Blas Maldonado; my present office, that of Corregidor of the neighbouring town of ——.

  • Precisely at eleven on the following day, I attended at the office of the corregidor.

    The Bible in Spain

    George Borrow

  • One day, in the midst of her toil, there came a messenger from the Corregidor of the city.


    R. H. Busk

British Dictionary definitions for corregidor


  1. an island at the entrance to Manila Bay, in the Philippines: site of the defeat of American forces by the Japanese (1942) in World War II
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