Alcaid

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Alcaid A commander of a castle or fortress among the Spaniards, Portuguese, and Moors.
    • Alcaid The warden, or keeper of a jail.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alcaid In Spain, Portugal, etc., a commander of a fortress; a military officer; also a jailer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Alcaid al-kād′ a governor: a chief magistrate: a gaoler.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. alcaide, fr. Ar. al-qāīd, governor, fr. qāda, to lead, govern
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. and Port.—Ar. alkāīdal, the, qāīd, a leader, qāda, to lead.

Usage

In literature:

The alcaid of one of the neighbouring villages warned me of the danger to which I was about to expose myself.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
He was sitting in a chair by the side of the pond, accompanied only by two of his chief alcaides.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
The court gives judgment, and the alcaid carries it into execution.
"Adventures in the Philippine Islands" by Paul P. de La Gironière
The two older towers which contained, one the chimes and the other the dwelling of the Alcaide, have quite disappeared.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
She was hired by an aged alcaid, or judge of the village, esteemed one of the worthiest men in the whole province.
"Alphonso and Marina" by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian
She was hired by an aged alcaid, or judge of the village, esteemed one of the worthiest men in the whole province.
"The New-York Weekly Magazine" by Various
Of Alcaid and a figure of police; Small eyes, adorned with big eyebrows!
"The Dramas of Victor Hugo" by Victor Hugo
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