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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 qadi

Historical Examples

  • In 1395 he was appointed chief cadi (qadi) of Yemen, married a daughter of the sultan, and died at Zabīd in 1414.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2


British Dictionary definitions for qadi


noun plural -dis
  1. a variant spelling of cadi
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