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qaid (plural qaids)

  1. Alternative spelling of caid
    • 2000, C. R. Pennell, Morocco Since 1830: A History, page 183,
      It would be more difficult to remove a qaid who had a diploma. Unreliable and corrupt qaids were certainly removed from time to time but they were always hard to control because they knew their areas far better than officers of the Affaires Indigènes did, and easily dominated the jemaas.
    • 2003, Gordon S. Brown, The Norman Conquest of Southern Italy and Sicily, page 103,
      For that, they had a much more convincing and powerful interlocutor, one of the four qaids himself.
      The man who offered to lead the Normans into Sicily was Ibn Timnah, the Qaid of Syracuse.
    • 2007, Mounira Charrad, States and Women's Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, page 95,
      According to Hermassi, all the qaids were appointed by the bey, whereas De Montety describes some of them as tribal notables whose position was ratified by the center.