caid

noun ca·id \käˈēth, ˈkīth\
variants: or

qaid

\käˈēth, ˈkīth\

Definition of caid

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  alcaide

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of caid

Spanish caíd, caid, from Arabic qā'id


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