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Alcaid

Alcaid \Al*caid"\, Alcayde \Al*cayde"\, n. [Sp. alcaide, fr. Ar. al-q[=a][=i]d governor, fr. q[=a]da to lead, govern.]

  1. A commander of a castle or fortress among the Spaniards, Portuguese, and Moors.

  2. The warden, or keeper of a jail. [1913 Webster] ||

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alcaid

n. (alternative form of alcaide English)