Pronunciation: (al-kī'dē; Sp. äl-kī'&thslash;e), [key]
—pl. -cai•desPronunciation: (-kī'dēz; Sp. -kī'&thslash;es). [key] (in Spain, Portugal, Southwestern U.S., etc.)
1. a commander of a fortress.
2. a jailer; the warden of a prison. Also,alcayde.
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