or ca·di, ka·di
- a judge in a Muslim community, whose decisions are based on Islamic religious law.
Origin of qadi
From the Arabic word qādī judge
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Examples from the Web for cadi
"Should, he do so, he would not be the just Cadi," said Bou-Akas.
They appealed to the Cadi against what they called the imposition.Dreamers of the Ghetto
Every parish had a "cadi," who was appointed by the spiritual chief.Bulgaria
With an audible chuckle, the cadi took possession of it all.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks
The vizier showed to the cadi Abou Amr this passage which scandalised him.Mystics and Saints of Islam
- a judge in a Muslim community
C16: from Arabic qādī judge
- a variant spelling of cadi
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