Adelantado



a governor of a province in Spain or of a Spanish colonial province.
any of the early explorers, conquerors, or colonizers in Spanish America.
Historical Examples

The adelantado ordered the bodies to be buried, with which this first tragedy ended.
The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros Pedro Fernandez de Quiros

There is no good English equivalent for Soto’s title of adelantado.
The Trail Book Mary Austin

The adelantado would not listen, and as soon as it was day a squadron of thirty soldiers came out of the camp.
The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros Pedro Fernandez de Quiros

These are not the islands the adelantado told us of, nor will we remain here.
The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros Pedro Fernandez de Quiros

But the adelantado’s pride and obstinacy and seamanship were against that.
1492 Mary Johnston

There is much that is wise in what you say, said the adelantado, but the King has no money for this enterprise.
In Search of Mademoiselle George Gibbs

The Spaniards got, in their panic, beyond the control of the adelantado.
Christopher Columbus and How He Received and Imparted the Spirit of Discovery Justin Winsor

Then for the first time I took notice of the face of the adelantado.
In Search of Mademoiselle George Gibbs

This Columbus did, assuring the adelantado of their safety in trusting to the later justice of the Crown.
Christopher Columbus and How He Received and Imparted the Spirit of Discovery Justin Winsor

And they made their rendezvous with the adelantado in Seville.
A Narrative of the expedition of Hernando de Soto into Florida published at Evora in 1557 A Gentleman of Elvas

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