- (in North Africa) a Muslim tribal chief, judge, or senior official.
- a Berber chieftain.
- an alcaide.
Origin of caid
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Historical Examples of caid
It is the place of residence of the caid and the chief seat of Arab commerce.
This we found in a house belonging to a son of the caid of Biskra.
"Shabah is the Caid of Amara," replied Batouch with dignity.The Garden Of Allah
Seated with him we found the great man of the district, the caid, making a morning call.
The house of the caid was clean and airy, and characterized by a certain barbaric taste.