Under the captain-generals there were smaller districts ruled by corregidores, most of whom were civilians.
I allude to domestic service in the houses of the corregidores, sub-delegados, and priests.
This American comrade shall bribe his courts, his corregidores.
The corregidores and alcaldes also exercise the functions of a justice of the peace in the cantons and rural districts.
This procedure was followed in the appointment of encomenderos, corregidores, alcaldes mayores, and treasury officials.
Subordinate to him were the alcaldes mayores and corregidores, whose functions have been already noted.
The corregidores gradually acquired considerable influence, thereby reducing the power of the popularly elected officials.
They were infrequently inspected by the alcaldes mayores and corregidores in whose districts they were situated.
These distributions were under the superintendence of the provincial authorities, the corregidores, and the sub-delegados.
The alcaldes mayores and the corregidores still functioned as judges of first instance and as governors of the provinces.