from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The title formerly given in Spain to the governor of a province.
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- noun A governor of a province; a commander.
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- noun A
governorof a province; a commander.
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His brother Bartholomew, who was then known as the adelantado, had to contend with several Indian outbreaks, which he subdued partly by force, partly by wise temporizing.
It was headed by that accomplished cavalier the Marques Duke de Cadiz, accompanied by the adelantado of
On the mainland, during the first years, conquerors ruled with the titles of adelantado, governor or captain-general.
The institution of adelantado was important during the conquest.
Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, as adelantado of Florida, founded St. Augustine, captured Fort Caroline, and slew the garrison, securing Spanish control of the peninsula of Florida.
By agreement with the crown, the adelantado undertook the conquest of a specified area at his own expense, and in return the crown assigned him governmental authority and hereditary privileges.
Pizarro went to Spain and concluded a capitulation with the crown by which he obtained the right of discovery and conquest of Peru for a distance of 200 leagues south of the Gulf of Guayaquil and the office of adelantado, governor and captain-general.
Meanwhile Velázquez, named adelantado, sent an expedition under Pánfilo de Narváez to reduce Cortés to obedience.
 He was treasurer of Narvaez 'expedition, and subsequently, upon his return, or rather in 1541, became _adelantado_ of Paraguay.
Urdaneta agreed to accompany the expedition but refused to take command, and the adelantado, Don Miguel López de Legazpi, was appointed commander.