gobernadora

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish

Noun[edit]

gobernadora (plural gobernadoras)

  1. A female governor in Spanish-speaking regions.
    • 1868, The Edinburgh Review
      ...the inquisitor of Valladolid advanced to the royal platform and demanded that the young Prince and Dona Juana, the gobernadora, should swear...
    • 1941, Hans Christian Adamson, Lands of new world neighbors
      When the news of Alvarado's death reached his widow in Guatemala, she called all the alcaldes and regidores to the palace and proclaimed herself gobernadora...
    • 2007 January 14, Maggie Galehouse, “Conquer and Convert”, New York Times:
      Not terribly conflicted by the part she must play, she seems beyond reproach, as effective and inscrutable in battle as she is as a gobernadora.