adelantado

noun ade·lan·ta·do \ˌa-də-ˌlän-ˈtä-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of adelantado

plural

-s

  1. :  a civil and military governor of a province in Spain or her colonies

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Origin and Etymology of adelantado

Spanish, from past participle of adelantar to put ahead, advance, from adelante ahead, from a- (from Latin ad-) + delante before, in front of, alteration of obsolete denante, from de of, from (from Latin) + enante before, in front of, from Late Latin in ante, from Latin in + ante before


First Known Use: 1588


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