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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Origin and Etymology of alguacil
Spanish alguacil (formerly alguazil), from Arabic al-wazīr the vizier
First Known Use: 1670See Words from the same year
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