al·​cal·​de | \ al-ˈkäl-dē How to pronounce alcalde (audio) \

Definition of alcalde

: the chief administrative and judicial officer or the mayor of a town in a Spanish-speaking country or region

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Recent Examples on the Web The 20 or so members of the Sanchez family who captured alcalde Washington Bartlett and the others escorted their prisoners to ranches across the Bay Area. Gary Kamiya,, "The day the Mexican-American War came to Santa Clara," 7 Feb. 2020 Don Herculano, el alcalde, se ha enamorado locamente y sus rivales políticos esperan conseguir su posición. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 15, 2019: ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens’ and more," 13 Sep. 2019 To summarize the story (which actually takes nearly three hours to tell, given all the big musical numbers and reprises), Don Alejandro de la Vega (Seth Trucks), the alcalde of Los Angeles, has two young sons who don’t get along. Christine Dolen, miamiherald, "'Zorro' fills the stage with romantic, swashbuckling drama and music of the Gypsy Kings | Miami Herald," 10 Apr. 2018 Not long afterward, the alcalde’s title was changed to mayor. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF custom of naming streets, landmarks has always been complicated," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of alcalde

1565, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alcalde

Spanish, from Arabic al-qāḍī the judge

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“Alcalde.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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