corregidor

[ kuh-reg-i-dawr, -dohr; Spanish kawr-re-hee-th awr ]
/ kəˈrɛg ɪˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr; Spanish kɔrˌrɛ hiˈðɔr /
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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/.

the chief magistrate of a town in Spain.
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

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Corregidor

[ kuh-reg-i-dawr, -dohr; Spanish kawr-re-hee-th awr ]
/ kəˈrɛg ɪˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr; Spanish kɔrˌrɛ hiˈðɔr /

noun

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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Corregidor

/ (kəˈrɛɡɪˌdɔː) /

noun

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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