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caid

[kah-eeth , kahyth] /kɑˈið, kaɪð/
noun
1.
(in North Africa) a Muslim tribal chief, judge, or senior official.
2.
a Berber chieftain.
3.
an alcaide.
Also, qaid.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; (< F) < Arabic qāʾid. See alcaide
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