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See also: Kadi
kadi (plural kadis)
- Alternative form of qadi.
1907, Various, The Olive Fairy Book:
- To this the Jew agreed, and the two went together to the great hall, in which the kadi was administering justice.
1898, Rounsevelle Wildman, Tales of the Malayan Coast:
- "You shall go to Mecca when you grow up, and become a Hadji, and when you come back the high kadi shall take you in the mosque and make a kateeb of you," said I. "Now put your forehead to the ground and thank the good Allah that the kuching had eaten dog before he got you."
1836, Robert Huish, Lander's Travels:
- Each has an imaum, but the kadi is their head, of which dignity he seems not a little proud.
- Moslem judge