alguazil

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish alguazil (now alguacil), from Arabic الوزير (al-wazīr, minister, vizier).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /alɡwəˈzɪl/, /alɡwəˈziːl/

Noun[edit]

alguazil (plural alguazils)

  1. An officer of the law in Spain or Latin America. [from 16th c.]

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish alguazil (now alguacil), from Arabic الوزير (al-wazīr, minister, vizier).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alguazil m (plural alguazils)

  1. alguazil; loosely, law officer, constable

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

alguazil m

  1. Obsolete form of alguacil.