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.

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Origin of caid

First recorded in 1855–60; from French or directly from Arabic qāʾid; see origin at alcaide
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