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cacique

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noun ca·cique \kə-ˈsēk\

Definition of cacique

  1. 1 :  a native Indian chief in areas dominated primarily by a Spanish culture

  2. 2 :  a local political boss in Spain and Latin America

caciquism

play \-ˈsē-ˌki-zəm\ noun


Origin and Etymology of cacique

Spanish, from Taino, chief


First Known Use: 1555


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