ca·​bil·​do | \ kəˈbil(ˌ)dō \
plural -s

Definition of cabildo

1 chiefly Southwest : the chapter house of a cathedral or collegiate church
2 : a town council or a town hall in a country formerly a Spanish colony

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First Known Use of cabildo

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for cabildo

Spanish, from Medieval Latin capitulum, from Latin, small head

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“Cabildo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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