alcaide

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noun al·cai·de \al-ˈkī-dē\
variants: or

alcayde

Definition of alcaide

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

Origin and Etymology of alcaide

Spanish alcaide, from Arabic al-qā'id the captain


First Known Use: circa 1503


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