noun, plural al·cai·des [al-kahy-deez; Spanish ahl-kahy-th es] /ælˈkaɪ diz; Spanish ɑlˈkaɪ ðɛs/. (in Spain, Portugal, Southwestern U.S., etc.)
Origin of alcaide
Examples from the Web for alcaide
In 1662, a minute code of instructions for the alcaide shows us what at that time were the regulations.
The humbler officials of the tribunal were the nuncio, the portero and the carcelero or alcaide de las carceles secretas.
It was read to the queen, and its tidings were confirmed by communications from Alonso Vallejo and the alcaide of Cadiz.
This bale is like an alcaide, and is always attended by two hundred men armed with swords and bucklers.
Besides these the alcaide of the prison was to keep lists of those relaxed and penanced with three indexes.