from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative form of alcaide.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A commander of a castle or fortress among the Spaniards, Portuguese, and Moors.
- n. The warden, or keeper of a jail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Spain, Portugal, etc., a commander of a fortress; a military officer; also a jailer.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The rage and the disappointment of the admiral were beyond all bounds; what to him was the value of the capture of Aisa, of the Turkish alcaid, of the ten thousand of the baser sort; nay, what to him was the value of "Africa" itself when once again like a mocking spirit Dragut had glided beyond the sea horizon to devastate, to plunder, and to slay once more, the scourge and the menace of
The town after a desperate and prolonged resistance was at last taken by storm; and Doria captured Aisa, a Turkish alcaid, and ten thousand prisoners of the baser sort.
In the morning, as I was chatting with him at the door of my cabin, his eyes flashed on seeing two persons on the slope of the mountain, the alcaid of Cullera and his principal alguazil, who were coming to pay me a visit.
On reaching the cabin, the alcaid and his alguazil recognized in the fugitive the chief of all the brigands in the country.
The alcaid of one of the neighbouring villages warned me of the danger to which I was about to expose myself.
The Je. vs, who are prclty numerous, have a Icparato town, v. -alled in, and under the charge of an alcaid, appointed by the emperor.
The general gazetteer, or, Compendious geographical dictionary [microform] : containing a description of the empires, kingdoms, states, provinces, cities, towns, forts, seas, harbours, rivers, lakes, mountains, capes, &c. in the known world : with the government, customs, manners, and religion of the inhabitants; the extent, boundaries, and natural productions of each country, the trade, manufactures, and curiosities of the cities and towns; their longitude, latitude, bearings and distances in English miles from remarkable places; and the various events by which they have been distinguished : including an account of the counties, cities, boroughs, market-towns, and principal villages, in Great Britain and Ireland
He was to build three fortresses, and be perpetual alcaid of the first; his heirs after him were to be first alguazils of the place where he fixed his residence, and after he had remained three years he might transfer the task of completing the colonization and conquest either to his heir or any other person whom it might please him to appoint -- and with it the privileges annexed -- if within two years the King approved the choice.