Definition of cacique
1 : a native Indian chief in areas dominated primarily by a Spanish culture
2 : a local political boss in Spain and Latin America
caciquismplay \-ˈsē-ˌki-zəm\ noun
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The arrogance (and stupidity) of the bishops, the nearness of the church with caciques, narcos and all kinds of harmful people and, above all, the silence of the Catholic hierarchy regarding child abuse.
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Origin and Etymology of cacique
Spanish, from Taino, chief
First Known Use: 1577See Words from the same year
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