Alcayde



.
a commander of a fortress.
a jailer; the warden of a prison.
Historical Examples

Other cavaliers of rank and distinction waited on the count and the alcayde de los Donceles.
Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada Washington Irving

But this brought him a visit from the alcayde, who commanded him to “forbear that noise.”
The Spanish Brothers Deborah Alcock

Loxa was commanded at this time by an old Moorish alcayde whose daughter was the favorite wife of Boabdil.
Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada Washington Irving

I am a daughter of that prison, my father was alcayde, and my son might hope to be so, were he not a fool.
The Bible in Spain George Borrow

I but said three words to the alcayde of the prison,” said I, “relative to the jargon used by the children of the prison.
The Bible in Spain George Borrow

“Your worship is right,” said the alcayde with a bow, but in a low voice.
The Bible in Spain George Borrow

The alcayde beheld his bravest men dead or wounded around him, while the remainder were sinking with watchfulness and fatigue.
Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada Washington Irving

“Your worship is right,” said the alcayde, with a bow, but in a low voice.
The Bible in Spain – Vol. 2 [of 2] George Borrow

The alcayde was on the battlements of his castle, surrounded by his knights.
Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada Washington Irving

The alcayde, Aben Comixa, retreated to a strong tower with a few of the garrison and inhabitants.
Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada Washington Irving

noun (in Spain and Spanish America)
the commander of a fortress or castle
the governor of a prison

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