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cadi

[kah-dee, key-] /ˈkɑ di, ˈkeɪ-/
noun, plural cadis.
1.
qadi.

qadi

or cadi, kadi

[kah-dee, key-] /ˈkɑ di, ˈkeɪ-/
noun, plural qadis.
1.
a judge in a Muslim community, whose decisions are based on Islamic religious law.
Origin of qadi
< Arabic qādī judge
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  • Leaving the cadi and his party at liberty, the whole band resumed their march, escorting the litter by the way they came.

    The Arab's Pledge Edward L. Mitford
  • Every parish had a "cadi," who was appointed by the spiritual chief.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • On the inspiration of the moment he snatched out the eye of the cat, and placing it in the cadi's head, bound it up.

  • The vizier showed to the cadi Abou Amr this passage which scandalised him.

  • It was not until the second time that the cadi called to him, that Yussuf moved towards him.

    The Pacha of Many Tales Frederick Marryat
  • I fell at the feet of the cadi, and besought him for one moment to hear me.

  • Agreed,” said the cadi; “it is dear—but one cannot have good wine without paying for it:—it is a bargain.

    The Pacha of Many Tales Frederick Marryat
  • But the cadi must be called to correct the irregularity in the contract of marriage.

  • By this time the cadi saw his fat fee vanishing, and his ardour for the lady of the striking beauty rising.

  • The cadi came on board immediately afterwards and inquired for me.

    The Pacha of Many Tales Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for cadi

cadi

/ˈkɑːdɪ; ˈkeɪdɪ/
noun (pl) -dis
1.
a judge in a Muslim community
Word Origin
C16: from Arabic qādī judge

qadi

/ˈkɑːdɪ; ˈkeɪdɪ/
noun (pl) -dis
1.
a variant spelling of cadi
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