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  • noun Plural form of alcayde.

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Examples

  • Without hesitation, therefore, he assumed the enterprise proposed by Diego de Merlo, imparting his purpose to Don Pedro Henriquez, _adelantado_ of Andalusia, a relative of Ferdinand, and to the alcaydes of two or three neighboring fortresses.

    The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic — Volume 1

  • The rebel army, however, attacked them with such fury that the son of the king of Fez and several of the bravest alcaydes were slain upon the spot; multitudes were driven back into the river, which was already crowded with passing troops.

    Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada

  • The alcaydes of Illora and Moclin were brothers; they were alike in prowess and the bravest among the Moorish cavaliers.

    Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada

  • They were the two brothers, the alcaydes of Illora and Moclin.

    Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada

  • King Boabdil found that his diminished territory was too closely dominated by Christian fortresses like Alcala la Real, and too strictly watched by vigilant alcaydes like the count of Tendilla, to be able to maintain itself by internal resources.

    Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada

  • When the people saw the well-known standards of the brothers going forth to battle, there was a feeble shout, but the alcaydes passed on with stern countenances, for they knew the same voices would curse them were they to return unfortunate.

    Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada

  • Here he was hunted by the alcaydes from one desolate retreat to another; his few followers grew tired of sharing the disastrous fortunes of a fated man; one by one deserted him, and he himself deserted the remainder, fearing they might give him up, to purchase their own pardon.

    The Crayon Papers

  • Bexir immediately despatched his emissaries among the alcaydes of the border towns, calling upon them to assemble with their troops at the city of

    Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada

  • Abderahman summoned his alcaydes from their various military posts, to assist in driving the rebels from their mountain fastnesses into the plains.

    The Crayon Papers

  • They were picked men, many of them alcaydes and officers, men who preferred death to dishonor.

    Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada

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