Al*cal"de (#), n. [Sp. alcalde, fr. Ar. al-qadi judge, fr. qada to decide, judge. Hence, the cadi of the Turks. Cf. Cadi.]

A magistrate or judge in Spain and in Spanish America, etc.


⇒ Sometimes confounded with Alcaid.


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