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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish alguacil, from Arabic اَلْوَزِير(al-wazīr, minister, vizier).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /alɡwəˈzɪl/, /alɡwəˈziːl/

NounEdit

alguazil (plural alguazils)

  1. An officer of the law in Spain or Latin America. [from 16th c.]

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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish alguazil (now alguacil), from Arabic اَلْوَزِير(al-wazīr, minister, vizier).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alguazil m (plural alguazils)

  1. alguazil; loosely law officer, constable

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NounEdit

alguazil m (plural alguazis)

  1. Alternative form of aguazil

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NounEdit

alguazil m (plural alguaziles)

  1. Obsolete form of alguacil.