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  • n. Plural form of cazique an alternative spelling of cacique.

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Examples

  • He would trust the caziques, for men of rank in whatever country are faithful to their word, and do not pretend friendship when they mean hostility.

    By Right of Conquest Or, With Cortez in Mexico

  • The Tabascans, cowed by the dreadful thunder weapons, and by the astounding armed creatures that had fallen upon them, had no wish for further fighting, and the principal caziques soon came in with offerings to propitiate the Spaniards.

    By Right of Conquest Or, With Cortez in Mexico

  • The sack continued for some hours, and then Cortez, at the entreaties of some Cholulan caziques who had been spared at the massacre, and of the Mexican ambassadors, consented to call off his troops; and two of the nobles were allowed to go into the town, and to assure the surviving inhabitants that no further harm would be done to them, if they would return to their homes.

    By Right of Conquest Or, With Cortez in Mexico

  • As many of the Spaniards had already married the daughters of great caziques, this appeared to her natural; and she had congratulated him upon the prospect of an alliance which would bring him wealth and land, but had said that, for the present, it would not do to think of marriage, as it would be unsafe for him to leave the capital.

    By Right of Conquest Or, With Cortez in Mexico

  • Montezuma himself; and as most of them were very rich and powerful caziques, they might offer bribes which might well shake the fidelity of any private soldier.

    By Right of Conquest Or, With Cortez in Mexico

  • In the month of May was the great festival of the war god, which was held in his great temple; and the caziques asked permission of

    By Right of Conquest Or, With Cortez in Mexico

  • "Some of the Tlascalan princes and caziques gave their daughters as wives to the Spaniards, did they not?"

    By Right of Conquest Or, With Cortez in Mexico

  • Soon after the arrangements were completed the caziques arrived, having with them a body of men even larger than they had agreed to bring.

    By Right of Conquest Or, With Cortez in Mexico

  • Malinche went out and soon returned, saying that she had spoken to one of the Tezcucan caziques in alliance with the Spaniards.

    By Right of Conquest Or, With Cortez in Mexico

  • Cortez here learned that the native sovereign, who was called Montezuma, reigned over an extensive empire, and that thirty vassals, called caziques, obeyed him; that his riches were immense, and his power absolute.

    Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia

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  • Birdie too!

    September 4, 2008

  • Neatorama: 'The highest known score for a single word in competition Scrabble is 392. In 1982, Dr. Saladin Khoshnaw achieved this score for the word “caziques,�? which means “Indian chief.�?'

    June 10, 2008