Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The mayor or chief judicial official of a Spanish town.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Spain and Portugal, and in countries settled by Spaniards or governed by Spanish law, the mayor of a pueblo or town, who is the head of the municipal council, and is vested with judicial powers similar to those of a justice of the peace.

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

  • noun A magistrate or judge in Spain and in Spanish America, etc.

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

  • noun The traditional Spanish municipal magistrate, who had both judicial and administrative functions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, from Arabic al-qāḍī : al-, the + qāḍī, judge, active participle of qaḍā, to judge; see qṣ́y in Semitic roots.]

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Spanish alcalde, from Arabic, meaning "judge". See qadi.

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  • magistrate

    February 7, 2007