from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A chief, person with authority
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The word is used as a Portuguese designation of money of account, one hundred reis being about equal in value to eleven cents.
- n. A common title in the East for a person in authority, especially the captain of a ship.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Portuguese money of account: 1,000 reis make a milreis, which is of the value of 4s. 5d. sterling, or about $1.08.
- n. Same as ras, 2.
From Arabic رئيس (ra’īs, "head, chief, leader") (Wiktionary)