caid

noun
ca·​id
variants: or qaid \ käˈēt͟h , ˈkīt͟h \
plural -s

Definition of caid

1 : alcaide
2a : a Muslim local administrator, judge, and tax collector in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia
b : a chief especially of the Berber tribal communities of the Atlas region

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History and Etymology for caid

Spanish caíd, caid, from Arabic qā'id

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“Caid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caid. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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