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qaid

[kah-eeth, kahyth]
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noun
  1. caid.
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caid

or qa·id

[kah-eeth, kahyth]
noun
  1. (in North Africa) a Muslim tribal chief, judge, or senior official.
  2. a Berber chieftain.
  3. an alcaide.
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Origin of caid

1855–60; (< F) < Arabic qāʾid. See alcaide
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