Principal English Translation: 

governor, administrator (see the Gran Diccionario Náhuatl, citing Wimmer 2004); or, perhaps, someone responsible for others, such as a godparent

Orthographic Variants: 
Attestations from sources in English: 

motlanāquililia yn tenapaloque inPadrinos = their godparents are responsible.
Andrés Sáenz de la Peña, Manual de los Santo Sacramentos, 1643, f. 35r.; translation by Mark Z. Christensen, "Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Ecclesiastical Texts and Local Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan," Ph.D. Dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, 2010, Appendix E, 16.

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