alguacil

noun
al·gua·cil | \ ¦al-gwə-¦sēl , -¦sil \
variants: or alguazil \¦al-gwə-¦zēl, -¦zil \
plural alguacils or alguaciles\ˌal-gwə-ˈsē-(ˌ)lās \ or alguazils

Definition of alguacil 

1 : an officer of justice in Spain, formerly of high rank, now of inferior rank

2 : a sheriff or constable in Latin-American countries or in regions under Spanish influence

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First Known Use of alguacil

1670, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for alguacil

Spanish alguacil (formerly alguazil), from Arabic al-wazīr the vizier

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