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[baw-vah-th ee-lyah, -th ee-yah]
  1. Fran·cis·co de [frahn-thees-kaw th e, -sees-] /frɑnˈθis kɔ ðɛ, -ˈsis-/, died 1502, Spanish colonial governor in the West Indies: sent Columbus back to Spain in chains.
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Examples from the Web for bobadilla

Historical Examples

  • Bobadilla put all three in irons, and shipped them off to Spain.

    Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia


  • Such were some of the evils which had sprung up under the rule of Bobadilla.

    Notable Voyagers

    W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith

  • Bobadilla was now in possession of every channel of authority.

  • He took in the situation at a glance and dismissed Bobadilla almost with contempt.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921

    Thomas J. Campbell

  • Le Jay was gentle and persuasive; Bobadilla, impetuous and volcanic.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921

    Thomas J. Campbell