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[kah-dee, key-]
noun, plural ca·dis.
  1. qadi.
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or ca·di, ka·di

[kah-dee, key-]
noun, plural qa·dis.
  1. a judge in a Muslim community, whose decisions are based on Islamic religious law.
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Origin of qadi

From the Arabic word qādī judge
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Examples from the Web for cadi

Historical Examples of cadi

  • "Should, he do so, he would not be the just Cadi," said Bou-Akas.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851


  • They appealed to the Cadi against what they called the imposition.

  • Every parish had a "cadi," who was appointed by the spiritual chief.


    Frank Fox

  • With an audible chuckle, the cadi took possession of it all.

  • The vizier showed to the cadi Abou Amr this passage which scandalised him.

British Dictionary definitions for cadi



noun plural -dis
  1. a judge in a Muslim community
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Word Origin for cadi

C16: from Arabic qādī judge


noun plural -dis
  1. a variant spelling of cadi
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