- the chief magistrate of a town in Spain.
- History/Historical. (in Spanish America)
- a minor administrative unit.
- the chief officer of such a district.
Origin of corregidor
- an island in Manila Bay, in the Philippines: U.S. forces defeated by the Japanese in May, 1942. 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km).
Examples from the Web for corregidor
Historical Examples of corregidor
I'll go with you to the Corregidor, and he'll give you back your fine watch.Carmen
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
One day, in the midst of her toil, there came a messenger from the Corregidor of the city.Patraas
R. H. Busk
- 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