Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of two high officers of the Turkish government who preside in the high court of Moslem sacred law at Constantinople, and are the next in authority to the sheikh ul Islam, who is the chief religious and doctrinal authority.
“When in camp, with his "cazi" finished, Memba Sasa did fancy work!”
“Memba Sasa saw to it personally that my tent went up promptly and properly, although that was really not part of his "cazi" at all.”
“The cazi, no less enamoured, says that the woman is his bondmaid, who had absconded with much money.”
“But the cutwal falls in love with the woman, says that she is his brother's wife, accuses the five of his brother's murder, and carries them before the cazi.”
“Every man's teeth are blunted by acids excepting the cazi's, and they require sweets: -- That cazi, or judge, that can accept of five cucumbers as a bribe, will confirm thee in a right to ten fields of melons.”
“No two complainants ever referred to the cazi content to abide by justice: -- When thou knowest that in right the claim is just, better pay with a grace than by distress and force.”
“In short, we referred our dispute to the cazi, and agreed to abide by his equitable decree: That the judge of the Mussulmans, or faithful, might bring about a peace, and discriminate for us between the poor and rich.”
“It belongs to the king to displace extortioners, to the superintendent of the police to guard against murderers, and to the cazi to decide in quarrels and disputes.”
“It will be your _cazi_ (duty) to find news of the next water, or to find the water.”
“Pregatit sa mori, sarac sa ai, sa cazi, sa n-ai sa iei sa”
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