Cadi, or Kadi, in Arabic, a judge or jurist. Among the Turks cadi signifies an inferior judge, in distinction from the mollah, or superior judge. They belong to the higher priesthood, as the Turks derive their law from their prophet.


Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

Ca"di (?), n. [Turk. See Alcalde.]

An inferior magistrate or judge among the Mohammedans, usually the judge of a town or village.

 

© Webster 1913.

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