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kadi

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

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 kadi

Historical Examples

  • Take them to the Kadi after prayers in the morning, and he will ratify your title.

    The Scapegoat

    Hall Caine

  • And the Kadi bid all the people to go across the Nile and they obeyed his bidding.

  • But the Kadi is your friend and will gain pardon from the Khaliff!

  • He handed Paula's emerald to the Kadi who presented it to the bishop.

  • Somebody had to be burdened with the blame, and the Kadi realized his opportunity.

    The Weird Orient

    Henry Iliowizi


British Dictionary definitions for kadi

kadi

noun plural -dis
  1. a variant spelling of cadi
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qadi

noun plural -dis
  1. a variant spelling of cadi
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