alcalde[al kal′dē; Sp äl käl′de]
alcalde definition by Webster's New World
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the mayor of a Spanish or Spanish-American town, with certain judicial powers
Origin: Spanish ; from Arabic al qāḍī, the judge ; from qaḍā, to judge
alcalde definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The mayor or chief judicial official of a Spanish town.
Origin: Spanish, from Arabic al-qāḍī : al-, the + qāḍī, judge, active participle of qaḍā, to judge; see qṣ́y in Semitic roots.