caid

or qa·id

[ kah-eeth, kahyth ]
/ kɑˈið, kaɪð /

noun

(in North Africa) a Muslim tribal chief, judge, or senior official.
a Berber chieftain.
an alcaide.

Origin of caid

1855–60; (< F) < Arabic qāʾid. See alcaide
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