noun, plural al·cay·des [al-kahy-deez; Spanish ahl-kahy-th es] /ælˈkaɪ diz; Spanish ɑlˈkaɪ ðɛs/.
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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 alcayde
That experienced veteran, however, was with the king at Cordova, having left a valiant cavalier as alcayde of the place.
I am a daughter of that prison, my father was alcayde, and my son might hope to be so, were he not a fool.
“Your worship is right,” said the alcayde with a bow, but in a low voice.
The alcayde beheld his bravest men dead or wounded around him, while the remainder were sinking with watchfulness and fatigue.
The alcayde drew his long body into the patio, and turned to lock the little door with an immense key.Romance|Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer