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English translation: qaid

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05:54 Nov 26, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - History / history
French term or phrase: caïd
Not in the modern informal sense!

But in the context of 17th-18th century Morocco
Stephen Chalk
France
Local time: 04:49
English translation:qaid
Explanation:
Caïd is the Arabic Qa'id, a muslim functionary who combined the attributes of judge, administrator, and chief of police.
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5 +6qaidaqanai


  

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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +6
qaid


Explanation:
Caïd is the Arabic Qa'id, a muslim functionary who combined the attributes of judge, administrator, and chief of police.

aqanai
Local time: 22:49
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PRO pts in category: 8
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gad Kohenov: Yes. The GDT gives: Caïd (arabe qà-id, chef).
13 mins

agree  La Classe
16 mins

agree  Tony M: Also spelt 'kaid' in EN
1 hr

agree  Colin Morley: Arab Chief or Judge (old Cassell's F/E definition)
3 hrs

agree  Helen Shiner
6 hrs

agree  Christopher Crockett: A "Q" not followed by a "U" --sounds right to me.
7 hrs
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