For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for Alguacil?
Header of Alguazil

Alguazil

Definition of the noun Alguazil

What does Alguazil mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alguazils

  1. [archaic] A judge or governor in Spain.

Explanation

Alguazil a.k.a. Alguacil, Aguazil or Guazil is a title often to be encountered in stories and plays, derived from the Arabic "وزير ", meaning "minister", preceded by the article "al".

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alguazil

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewA History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne (1875)

by Adolphus William Ward

The villainous Alguazil is an energetic variation on that favourite butt of Elisabethan comedy, the incompetent guardian of the night. In passages of this play5 there is a tendency to humorous characterisation more in Jonson's manner.

Google previewCandide (2009)

and Other Poetic and Philosophical Writings by Voltaire

is mayor or chief magistrate of a town; the Alguazil is a lesser official, perhaps a police officer. % Stole.

Google previewThe later Elizabethans. Beaumont and Fletcher. The end of the old drama. The later Stuart drama. Index (1875)

The villainous Alguazil is an energetic variation on that favourite butt of Elisabethan comedy, the incompetent guardian of the night. In passages of this play5 there a_...,-..,.-.. __ l —..... —!_ -P' ' “mu BEA U./IION. 1 The pseudo-pathetic scene iv.

Google previewThe Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases (1891)

by Charles Augustus Maude Fennell

*alguazil, alguacil, .>/'.: Sp.: a serjeant of police, a constable. bef. 1630 Againe your Grace must have Alguazeles and Aposintadors wiche roust bee sent [from] this Contre, to meet with your servaunts that goo afor to make prouisions, and ...

Google previewPocket Encyclopedia (1811)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Polite Literature by Edward Augustus Kendall

Alguazil, in Spain, is ...

Google previewA new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1848)

by John Craig (F.G.S.)

ALGUAZIL— ALIEN. ALOATE8, al'gayts, ad. (algeats, always, all and geat, a way, Sax.) On any terms ; every way. A term still in use in the north of England. Anygate is its synonym in the Scottish dialect. Algazel. — See Gazelle. Algkatiarit ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

ALGUAZIL, al'gwa-thel', or ALGUACIL (Sp. alguacil, for Ar. al-xrazir, the vizier). The general name in Spain of the officers intrusted with the execution of justice. There are al- guadles mayores, who either inherit the office of executing justice in a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

ALGUAZIL, a Spanish title often to be met in stories and plays, derived from the Arabic “visir” and the article “ al.” The alguazil among the early Spaniards was ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

ALGUAZIL, in Spain, an inferior officer of the law, answering to a constable or bailiff. Ho is bound to execute the process of the king ; to arrest persons guilty of malfeasance ; and even to execute criminals ; although in practico this unpleasant ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Alguazil

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Video about Alguazil

Alguazil Meaning

Video shows what alguazil means. An officer of the law in Spain or Latin America.. Alguazil Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...

Scrabble value of A1L1G2U1A1Z10I1L1

The value of this 8-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Share this page

Next...

Go to the wordplay of Alguazil for some fun with words!


Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary