Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of cadi.
  • n. A kind of coarse serge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of coarse serge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See caddis.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This kind of cadis is a choice bait for any float-fish; it is much less than the piper-cadis, and to be so ordered: and these may be so preserved, ten, fifteen, or twenty days, or it may be longer.

    The Compleat Angler : or, The Contemplative Man`s Recreation

  • And other cadis, bashaws, and effendis, were seen coming back to succeed the place of the exiles, and were driven out in their turns.

    Candide

  • And other cadis, bashaws, and effendis were seen coming back to succeed the place of the exiles, and were driven out in their turns.

    Candide

  • Boats were often seen passing under the windows of the farm laden with effendis, bashaws, and cadis, that were going into banishment to Lemnos, Mytilene and Erzerum.

    Candide

  • Constantinople, the highest religious tribunal in Turkey, had the right to revise the decisions of the cadis.

    Bulgaria

  • The vizier then summoned two cadis [22] and the principal theologians, and desired that they should give sentence against Hallaj.

    Mystics and Saints of Islam

  • This was very much the case in Cairo in the olden days, and khalifs and cadis, muftis and pashas, were not very scrupulous about whose money or possessions they administered, and even to-day in some Mohammedan countries it is not always wise for a man to grow rich.

    Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt

  • But he was silenced, or satisfied, by the dexterity of one of the cadis of Aleppo, who replied, in the words of Mahomet himself, that the motive, not the ensign, constitutes the martyr; and that the Moslems of either party who fight only for the glory of God may deserve that sacred appellation.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07

  • The _Judges (cadis) _ were appointed by the same officers.

    Outline of Universal History

  • It is the justice of the conscienceless, bespectacled cadis under the palm-tree, Maw - worms of the Koran and Law, who dream languidly of promotion and sell their decrees, as Esau did his birthright, for a dish of lentils or sweetened kouskous.

    Tartarin of Tarascon

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