qaid, also spelled caid; pl. qaids or caids

1. Alcaide; a commander of a castle or fortress (among Spanish, Portuguese, or Moors)
2a. A Muslim local administrator, judge, and tax collector in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia.
2b. A chief esp. of the Berber tribal communities of the Atlas region.

Definitions from Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary (for caid, alcaide)

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