Definitions

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  • noun The chief magistrate of a Spanish town.

Etymologies

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Spanish, originally, a corrector.

Examples

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  • Citation on alguazil.

    September 12, 2008

  • Previously unknown to me except as the name of the island in the Pacific. So here's a usage:

    "Upon receiving the letter, the region's highest Crown authority, Don Juan Bautista Fortuno, the corregidor, agreed to testify in the case."

    Amy Butler Greenfield, A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire (New York: Harper Collins, 2005), 160.

    October 6, 2017