alcade

alcalde

[al-kal-dee; Spanish ahl-kahl-the]
noun, plural alcaldes [al-kal-deez; Spanish ahl-kahl-thes] (in Spain and Southwestern U.S.)
a mayor having judicial powers.
Also, alcade [al-keyd] .


Origin:
1605–15; < Spanish < Arabic al-qāḍī the judge

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alcalde or alcade (ælˈkældɪ, Spanish alˈkalde, ælˈkeɪd)
 
n
(in Spain and Spanish America) the mayor or chief magistrate in a town
 
[C17: from Spanish, from Arabic al-qādī the judge, from qadā to judge]
 
alcade or alcade
 
n
 
[C17: from Spanish, from Arabic al-qādī the judge, from qadā to judge]

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