Definition of regidor in English:


(also regidore)

Pronunciation /ˈrɛdʒɪdɔː/ /rɛxɪˈdɔː/


  • Chiefly in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries: a member of a cabildo or municipal council; a councillor; a village official.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in James Mabbe (d. ?1642), translator. From Spanish regidor governor from regir to rule, to reign (14th century; from classical Latin regere to rule, govern + -dor, suffix forming agent nouns. Compare Old Occitan regidor governor, Catalan regidor ruler, controller.