Alvarado: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (äl"vä-rä'ô), [key]
— n.
  1. c1490–1554, Spanish soldier in the conquests of Mexico and Peru: governor of Cuzco 1552?–54.
  2. 1495–1541, Spanish soldier: chief aide of Cortés in conquest of Mexico; governor of Guatemala 1530–34.
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