from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A local government council in some Spanish-speaking communities.
- n. A town hall in some Spanish-speaking countries
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chapter-house of a cathedral or collegiate church.
He is assigned therefor by the city, that is, the cabildo, to whom the city grants his gratuity.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 23 of 55 1629-30 Explorations by early navigators, descriptions of the islands and their peoples, their history and records of the catholic missions, as related in contemporaneous books and manuscripts, showing the political, economic, commercial and religious conditions of those islands from their earliest relations with European nations to the close of the nineteenth century.
In this way they learn what goes on in the cabildo, which is a great evil.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 11 of 55 1599-1602 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
Each city was governed and administered by an institution imported directly from Spain: the town council, known as the "cabildo".
I started helping and organising the displaced at that time, and then I became a member of the local indigenous council ( "cabildo"), a community educator, a health worker and eventually governor of the reservation.
I started helping and organising the displaced at that time, and then I became a member of the local indigenous council ( 'cabildo'), a community educator, a health worker and eventually governor of the reservation.
Thus, the cabildo appointed the first protomédico of New Spain in 1525 to oversee the regulation of medical practice and the precarious health of the city's inhabitants.
The cabildo, therefore, continued its oversight of the regulation and discipline of medical practitioners until 1646 when the formal machinery of the royal Protomedicato was finally set in motion. 33
In 1793, for example, professors at the University of Mexico repeatedly stated the need for regulation of midwifery; the surgeon and "master of anatomy," Miguel Moreno y Peña testified to the cabildo in Mexico City that "the swollen crowd of women who have introduced themselves into this city" practice at the expense of the lives of mothers and fetuses.
In Cochabamba a cabildo was held whose conclusions were to ask the Prefect Manfred to resign, Ambassador Goldberg, who they believe backs the autonomia movement, to leave Bolivia, and that a date be set for the public vote to ratify the constitution.
That was not settled, the constitution leaving an ersatz called “cabildo metropolitano” who far from solving problems in fact allowed for a further atomization of Caracas administration.