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Corregidor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Corregidor the peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War II; United States forces surrendered in 1942 and recaptured the area in 1945
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Corregidor The chief magistrate of a Spanish town.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Corregidor In Spain, the chief magistrate of a town.
    • n Corregidor In parts of America settled by Spaniards: A magistrate having jurisdiction of certain special cases prescribed by law.
    • n Corregidor The chief officer of a corregimiento.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Corregidor ko-rej′i-dōr the chief magistrate of a Spanish town.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp., orig., a corrector

Usage

In literature:

The sunset, as viewed from Corregidor Island on the evening of April 30, was most glorious.
"The Woman with a Stone Heart" by Oscar William Coursey
One of the corregidors now announced that Johnny and his mulatto had left their house and fled.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
There were two young fellows in khaki uniforms landed from the hospital launch on the back trip from Corregidor one warm March day.
"Found in the Philippines" by Charles King
These distributions were under the superintendence of the provincial authorities, the corregidores, and the sub-delegados.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
In about a fortnight afterwards, the Corregidor, a small island at the mouth of Manilla Bay, hove in sight.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
Passed the island of Corregidor, at its entrance, about sunset; and before midnight had made some fifty miles of an offing.
"Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas" by W. Hastings Macaulay
Notwithstanding that, however, a corregidor took to persecuting him by word and deed.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 41 of 55, 1691-1700" by Various
Don Juan Jeronimo de Mexia, Corregidor of Huehuetenango, 100 pesos from the citizens and 100 of his own as well as 14 horses.
"History of the Spanish Conquest of Yucatan and of the Itzas" by Philip Ainsworth Means
Among them was the smooth-spoken corregidor, now woefully crestfallen.
"Antony Waymouth" by W.H.G. Kingston
Elizabeth calls him 'the Corregidor.
"The Setons" by O. Douglas
One of the corregidors now announced that Johnny and his mulatto had left their house and fled.
"Tales from Blackwood" by Various
I am neither corregidor nor alguazil, and must beg to make over the quest to the officers of the law.
"The Spanish Cavalier" by Charlotte Maria Tucker
Tupac Amaru assembled the Indians, seized the corregidor, and hung him.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 60, No. 370, August 1846" by Various
In 1593 he was named corregidor of Toro.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
With this the count turned on his heel, and the corregidor was left to reflect upon his disagreeable predicament.
"Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican Vol. 1 of 2" by Brantz Mayer
They reverenced their caciques, listened submissively to the parish priests, and meekly suffered the tyranny of the corregidors.
"The South American Republics, Part II (of 2)" by Thomas C. Dawson
In Cuyo they captured the corregidor and three friars.
"A History of the Philippines" by David P. Barrows
The governor establishes the corregidors and alcaldes-mayor, or governors of the provinces into which these islands are divided.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume 29 of 55" by Various
Subordinate to him were the alcaldes mayores and corregidores, whose functions have been already noted.
"The Audiencia in the Spanish Colonies" by Charles Henry Cunningham
We sailed by the light of a full moon, and for a while had a merry bobbery of it outside, after passing Corregidor.
"The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines" by Isabel Anderson
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In news:

Bataan and Corregidor – and Beacon Hill.
Jean Kennedy Schmidt was one of 77 taken prisoner at Corregidor.
Bataan and Corregidor memorials to be placed at Dr Jose Rizal Park.
Bataan and Corregidor – and Beacon Hill.
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