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alcalde

[al-kal-dee; Spanish ahl-kahl-th e] /ælˈkæl di; Spanish ɑlˈkɑl ðɛ/
noun, plural alcaldes
[al-kal-deez; Spanish ahl-kahl-th es] /ælˈkæl diz; Spanish ɑlˈkɑl ðɛs/ (Show IPA)
(in Spain and Southwestern U.S.)
1.
a mayor having judicial powers.
Also, alcade
[al-keyd] /ælˈkeɪd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of alcalde
1605-1615
1605-15; < Spanish < Arabic al-qāḍī the judge
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  • As for his point of origin, the alcalde explained it in these words.
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alcalde

/ælˈkældɪ; Spanish alˈkalde/
noun
1.
(in Spain and Spanish America) the mayor or chief magistrate in a town
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish, from Arabic al-qādī the judge, from qadā to judge
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