alcaide (plural alcaides)
- The governor or commander of a Spanish or Portuguese fortress or prison.
- 1768, Edward Cavendish Drake, A New Universal Collection of Authentic Voyages and Travels, page 510,
- Soon after Mr. Petticrew arrived at Gibraltar, he came to Tetuan in his majeſty's ſhip Seahorſe, to acquaint the alcaide that he had orders from the king of Great Britain, […] .
- 1810, John Joseph Stockdale (editor and publisher), The History of the Inquisitions, extract published in 1810, The Literary Panorama, and National Register, Volume 8, page 219,
- It was, above all, to the alcaide and the guards of the prisoners that he studied to recommend himself.
- 1825, The Literary Chronicle for the year 1825, page 172,
- The municipal bodies were charged regularly to inspect the prisons; to watch over the conduct of the alcaides, and the inferior officers; and to propose to the government such measures as they judged to be best conducive to humanity and sound policy.
- A caid.
governor or commander of a Spanish or Portuguese fortress
alcaide m (plural alcaides)
- alcaide (commander of a province or fortress)