noun ca·cique \kə-ˈsēk\

Definition of CACIQUE

:  a native Indian chief in areas dominated primarily by a Spanish culture
:  a local political boss in Spain and Latin America
ca·ciqu·ism \-ˈsē-ˌki-zəm\ noun

Origin of CACIQUE

Spanish, from Taino, chief
First Known Use: 1555


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