Definition of Corregidor

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Bataan
Generic synonyms: Beleaguering, Besieging, Military Blockade, Siege
Group relationships: Second World War, World War 2, World War Ii
Geographical relationships: Philippine Islands, Philippines

Definition of Corregidor

1. n. The chief magistrate of a Spanish town.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corregidor

Coromandel gooseberry
Corona Australis
Corona Austrina
Corona Borealis
Corona Corona
Coronilla varia
Corpus Christi
Corregidor (current term)
Correra's line
Corrigan's pulse
Corrigan's sign
Corsac fox
Corsac foxes

Literary usage of Corregidor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the Peninsular War by Robert Southey (1837)
"In this pursuit the corregidor of Cervera was taken attempting to escape with the enemy ; a man who had joined the French, and, with the malevolence of a ..."

2. The London Magazine, Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer (1735)
"The corregidor was informed of this ; and fome ill natured ... his authority th»t the pried had ailed thus, tht corregidor had hi» reverence thrown into ..."

3. The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies by Antonio de Alcedo, George Alexander Thompson (1814)
"In each of these settlements is an Indian corregidor without jurisdiction, and appointed only to regard the proceedings of the other ..."

4. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1846)
"A mistake the more grievous," exclaimed the corregidor, " as it might have ... During that time the combatants—for, senor corregidor, we are obliged to avow ..."

5. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1813)
"... an appellation derived from a vaft cavity in a rock, and which is the only lodging travellers find here. • The corregidor entertained us in his ..."

6. Memoirs of Simon Bolivar: President Liberator of the Republic of Colombia by H L V Ducoudray Holstein (1829)
"The substance of this decree was, that this commander, a Granger, (as they designated him,) should be called before the Corregidor, and that his trial ..."

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