Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See alcaid.

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  • noun Same as alcaid.

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  • noun Alternative form of alcaide.

Etymologies

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Spanish alcaide, from Arabic القائد (al-qā’id).

Examples

  • While the old woman was thus haranguing, with all the prudence that old age and experience furnish, a small bark entered the harbor, in which was an alcayde and his alguazils.

    Candide

  • A report was spread that an alcayde was going to land, and that he was in pursuit of the murderers of my lord, the inquisitor.

    Candide

  • History gives him but one wife, Morayma, the daughter of the veteran alcayde of Loxa, old Aliatar, famous in song and story for his exploits in border warfare; and who fell in that disastrous foray into the Christian lands in which Boabdil was taken prisoner.

    The Alhambra

  • Again, the ill-starred Muhamed was driven from his throne, and took refuge in Malaga, the alcayde of which still remained true to him.

    The Alhambra

  • The monarch was struck with her beauty, and, on inquiring of the captain of the troop, found that she was the daughter of the alcayde of a frontier fortress, that had been surprised and sacked in the course of the foray.

    The Alhambra

  • Ferdinand and Isabella by Ali Atar, the old Moorish alcayde of

    The Alhambra

  • Moorish alcayde and her lover, when closely pursued, threw themselves in despair.

    The Alhambra

  • It was the strong-hold of that fiery veteran, old Ali Atar, father-in-law of Boabdil; and here it was that the latter collected his troops, and sallied forth on that disastrous foray which ended in the death of the old alcayde and his own captivity.

    The Alhambra

  • On regaining his crown, the alcayde was rewarded for his fidelity.

    The Alhambra

  • Left-handed, and was the daughter of his loyal adherent, the alcayde of Malaga, who sheltered him in his city when driven from the throne.

    The Alhambra

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