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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Spain, Portugal, etc., a commander of a fortress; a military officer; also a jailer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A commander of a castle or fortress among the Spaniards, Portuguese, and Moors.
  • noun The warden, or keeper of a jail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of alcaide.

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