a commander or governor of a fortress in Spain, Portugal, or their possessions
Origin of alcaideSpanish ; from Arabic al-q??id, the leader ; from q?da, to lead
The commander or governor of a fortress in Spain or Portugal.
Origin of alcaideSpanish, from Arabic al-qa’id, the leader : al-, the + qa’id, leader, active participle of qada, to lead; see qwd in Semitic roots.