alcaide

noun
al·​cai·​de | \ al-ˈkī-dē How to pronounce alcaide (audio) \
variants: or alcayde

Definition of alcaide

: a commander of a castle or fortress (as among Spaniards, Portuguese, or Moors)

First Known Use of alcaide

circa 1503, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alcaide

borrowed from Spanish alcaide, borrowed from Arabic al-qāʼid, from al "the" + qāʼid "leader, commander," noun derivative from active participle of qāda "to lead"

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“Alcaide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alcaide. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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