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corregidor

[kuh-reg-i-dawr, -dohr; Spanish kawr-re-hee-th awr] /kəˈrɛg ɪˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr; Spanish kɔrˌrɛ hiˈðɔr/
noun, plural corregidors, corregidores
[kuh-reg-i-dawr-eez, -dohr-; Spanish kawr-re-hee-th aw-res] /kəˈrɛg ɪˈdɔr iz, -ˈdoʊr-; Spanish kɔrˌrɛ hiˈðɔ rɛs/ (Show IPA)
1.
the chief magistrate of a town in Spain.
2.
History/Historical.
  1. a minor administrative unit.
  2. the chief officer of such a district.
Origin of corregidor
1585-1595
1585-95; < Spanish, derivative of corregir to correct

Corregidor

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

/kəˈrɛɡɪˌdɔː/
noun
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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