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  • n. Alternative form of qadi.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An inferior magistrate or judge among the Mohammedans, usually the judge of a town or village.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See kadi.
  • n. Plural of cadus.


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  • The cadi is another master, the kadeslesker a greater; the mufti a greater than all these together.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The cadi was a stern old Turk, with a long grey beard.

    The Pirate City An Algerine Tale

  • Every parish had a "cadi," who was appointed by the spiritual chief.


  • “A troublesome, inquisitive old gentleman,” said Tyrrel to himself; “I remember him narrowly escaping the bastinado at Smyrna, for thrusting his advice on the Turkish cadi — and then I lie under a considerable obligation to him, giving him a sort of right to annoy me — Well, I must parry his impertinence as I can.”

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • I was so long in delivering it that the imam began to be angry; and, perceiving I was a Christian, he cried out for help; they carried me before the cadi, who ordered me to receive one hundred bastinadoes, and sent me to the galleys.


  • A cadi ordered me to receive a hundred blows on the soles of my feet, and sent me to the galleys.


  • Popinot, in the midst of the civilization of Paris, was just a very clever cadi, who, by the character of his mind, and by dint of rubbing the letter of the law into the essence of facts, had learned to see the error of spontaneous and violent decisions.

    The Commission in Lunacy

  • Sabatei put himself under the protection of the cadi of Smyrna, and soon had the whole Jewish people on his side; he had two thrones prepared, one for himself, the other for his favorite wife; he took the title of king of kings, and gave to his brother, Joseph

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The poor consul got a lamp for us with a bit of wax-candle, such as I wonder his means could afford; the shabby janissary marched ahead with his tin mace; the two laquais-de-place, that two of our company had hired, stepped forward, each with an old sabre, and we went clattering and stumbling down the streets of the town, in order to seize upon this cadi in his own divan.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • Le cadi me renvoya vers un autre, qui me fit conduire en prison avec les marchands.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation


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