from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name given to local governors in western Africa appointed by the king over towns or districts.
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We stopped to take the hand of every caboceer, (which, as their household suites occupied several spaces in advance, delayed us long enough to distinguish some of the ornaments in the general blaze of splendour and ostentation).
The _caboceer_ had a house and a stock of provisions ready for his guests, put many questions, and earnestly pressed them to rest for two or three days.
Here they waited till the caboceer, or chief man, made his appearance.
As they approached Katunga, the capital of Youriba, the caboceer, with an enormous escort, came out to meet them.
The members of the commission then shook hands with the caboceer, who said he was glad to see them, and that whatever they had to say to the King of Eyeo must first be delivered to him.