alcaide

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish alcaide, from Arabic القائد (al-qā’id).

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Noun[edit]

alcaide (plural alcaides)

  1. The governor or commander of a Spanish or Portuguese fortress or prison.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Arabic القائد (al-qā’id).

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Noun[edit]

alcaide m (plural alcaides)

  1. commander of the defense of a castle
  2. administrator of royal property
  3. warden; administrator of a prison.