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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Adelantado.
 
A big-wig, the great boss of the place. It is a Spanish word for “his excellency” (adelantar, to excel), and is given to the governor of a province.   1
        “Open no door. If the adelantado of Spain were here he should not enter.”—Ben Jonson: Every Man out of his Humour, v. 4.
 


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