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[kuh-reg-i-dawr, -dohr; Spanish kawr-re-hee-th awr]
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.
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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

  • Accordingly, she hastened to call the Corregidor aside and assure him he must procure it for her.


    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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