alcalde

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n alcalde a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alcalde A magistrate or judge in Spain and in Spanish America, etc.☞ Sometimes confounded with Alcaid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alcalde In Spain and Portugal, and in countries settled by Spaniards or governed by Spanish law, the mayor of a pueblo or town, who is the head of the municipal council, and is vested with judicial powers similar to those of a justice of the peace.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Alcalde al-kal′dā a judge.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. alcalde, fr. Ar. al-qādī, judge, fr. qada, to decide, judge. Hence, the cadi, of the Turks. Cf. Cadi
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp.—Ar. al-qādī.

Usage

In literature:

The leaders were all masked, and watched the proceedings from the roof of the alcalde's house.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
The alcalde and his assistant were in a vexed state, as both had bet heavy sums on the red cock.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
The principal personage was a surly, ill-tempered-looking fellow of about thirty-five, whom I discovered to be the alcalde of Finisterra.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
I was heartily glad when we at length reached the plantation of the Alcalde.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
Let him not become an alcalde unless the alcalde tries to become a cura.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55)" by Various
The former is called the residence of Samar, and the alcalde-mayor of this jurisdiction lives there.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493–1898, Volume XXXVI, 1649–1666" by Various
Justice was administered in the cities and in the country by judges of the first instance and by alcaldes.
"Porto Rico" by Arthur D. Hall
My companions were desirous of pushing forward, and the provisional alcalde of the village gave us a trap to take us on.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
Warning had also come down from the alcalde at Taos.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
My grandfather and his friends occupied a distinguished position in a box high above the multitude, and near that of the alcalde.
"Tales from "Blackwood"" by Various
It was too late for a call upon the Alcalde, and my venerable guide ordered supper.
"Los Gringos" by H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise
Here he became alcalde of Santiago, and displayed great ability on several trying occasions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
He had been twice Alcalde of Santiago de Boroco, where he resided, which is esteemed a great honour in these parts.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
The alcalde-mayor soon made his appearance with the other magistrates, three alguacils, and several of the inhabitants.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
The padrecito led the way, accompanied by the new alcaldes.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens
We insisted upon seating the old alcalde on a chair.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens
The alcalde addressed them.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 355, May 1845" by Various
The Alcalde of Collioure thought in epigrams, explaining his views in wise saws, Catalan, Castilian, and Provencal.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Cogolludo (p. 137) gives a complete list of the first Alcaldes and Regidores.
"History of the Spanish Conquest of Yucatan and of the Itzas" by Philip Ainsworth Means
Yet when Rafael, the alcalde's son, came to the window on moonless nights, Concha was there.
"The Firebrand" by S. R. Crockett
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In poetry:

Not a lad in Saragossa
Nobler-featured, haughtier-tempered,
Than the Alcalde's youthful grandson,
Donna Clara's boy Pedrillo.
"Don Pedrillo" by Emma Lazarus
Smiling to hear an old fellow like me talk
Gossip of pillage and robbers, and even
Air his opinion of law and alcaldes
Like any other!
"Jack Of The Tules" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

A 35-year-old woman says she shot and killed a man after he allegedly barged into her Alcalde home and tried to undress her at knife point.
Each year the City Council of the City of Sonoma selects a citizen of the year who is called the Honorary Alcalde .
Alcaldes in California came about through the rise of the pueblo system and the establishment of town councils.
Joe Cuba El Alcalde Del Barrio.
There's another bumper crop of Chinese dates on the jujube trees at New Mexico State University's Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde.
Joe Cuba El Alcalde Del Barrio .
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Investigators appear to doubt the self-defense claim of an Alcalde woman who fatally shot a man inside her home last month.
Tucson's best shoe shine is given with style and grace by the alcalde of La Placita Village, Raul Rodriguez.
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In science:

Two recent campaigns have provided exquisite light curves for the four images in this system; OGLE (Wo ´zniak et al. 2000) consists of low temporal sampling over a long time frame, while GLITP (Alcalde et al. 2002) was a short, targeted campaign, undertake at high temporal sampling.
Interpreting microlensing signal in QSO 2237+0305: Stars or planets?
Alcalde and Revilla proposed a natural preference restriction called top responsiveness which is based on the idea that players value other players on how they could complement them in research teams.
Existence of Stability in Hedonic Coalition Formation Games
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