alcalde

[al-kal-dee; Spanish ahl-kahl-th e]
|

noun, plural al·cal·des [al-kal-deez; Spanish ahl-kahl-th es] /ælˈkæl diz; Spanish ɑlˈkɑl ðɛs/. (in Spain and Southwestern U.S.)

a mayor having judicial powers.

Nearby words

  1. alcaeus,
  2. alcahest,
  3. alcaic,
  4. alcaide,
  5. alcaids,
  6. alcaligenes,
  7. alcalá de henares,
  8. alcamo,
  9. alcan highway,
  10. alcandre

Also al·cade [al-keyd] /ælˈkeɪd/.

Origin of alcalde

1605–15; < Spanish < Arabic al-qāḍī the judge

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for alcade


British Dictionary definitions for alcade

alcalde

alcade (ælˈkeɪd)

noun

(in Spain and Spanish America) the mayor or chief magistrate in a town

Word Origin for alcalde

C17: from Spanish, from Arabic al-qādī the judge, from qadā to judge

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012