[al-kal-dee; Spanish ahl-kahl-th e]
- a mayor having judicial powers.
Also al·cade [al-keyd] /ælˈkeɪd/.
Origin of alcalde
1605–15; < Spanish < Arabic al-qāḍī the judge
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Examples from the Web for alcalde
With the Queen you will have a better chance than at the hands of any alcalde.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
The President responds to a message from the Alcalde of Palos.
The tale was smooth enough to satisfy the alcalde, and they were allowed to depart.The Life of Cesare Borgia
The stern, dark face of the Alcalde was overspread by a grim smile.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
The old major directed him to go to the alcalde of the first village.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
- (in Spain and Spanish America) the mayor or chief magistrate in a town
C17: from Spanish, from Arabic al-qādī the judge, from qadā to judge
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