or ca·di, ka·di
[ kah-dee, key- ]
/ ˈkɑ di, ˈkeɪ- /
noun, plural qa·dis.
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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Example sentences from the Web for qadi
In 1395 he was appointed chief cadi (qadi) of Yemen, married a daughter of the sultan, and died at Zabīd in 1414.
British Dictionary definitions for qadi
/ (ˈkɑːdɪ, ˈkeɪdɪ) /
noun plural -dis
a variant spelling of cadi
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