al·cal·de (ăl-käldē, äl-käldĕ)
The mayor or chief judicial official of a Spanish town.
[Spanish, from Arabic al-qāḍī : al-, the + qāḍī, judge, active participle of qaḍā, to judge; see qy in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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