caid

or qa·id

[ kah-eeth, kahyth ]
/ kɑˈið, kaɪð /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. cahow,
  2. cahuilla,
  3. cai,
  4. caiaphas,
  5. caicos islands,
  6. cailleach,
  7. caiman,
  8. caiman lizard,
  9. cain,
  10. cain and abel

Origin of caid

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

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