- a commander of a fortress.
- a jailer; the warden of a prison.
Origin of alcaide
Examples from the Web for alcayde
Historical Examples of alcayde
But this brought him a visit from the alcayde, who commanded him to "forbear that noise."The Spanish Brothers
The Alcayde set a watch for them, which was discovered, and the Jew escaped.Records of The Spanish Inquisition
Andrew Dickson White
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 was on the battlements of his castle, surrounded by his knights.Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada
- the commander of a fortress or castle
- the governor of a prison