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. [1913 Webster]

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


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