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cazique

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cazique black-and-red or black-and-yellow orioles of the American tropics
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cazique A chief or petty king among some tribes of Indians in America.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cazique See cacique.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cazique a form of Cacique.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. Cacique, fr. the language of Haiti

Usage

In literature:

Her father had been a rich and powerful cazique, of Painalla, on the southeastern borders of the Mexican kingdom.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
The caziques, on presenting these things to Cortez, said to him, 'Malinche!
"Mexico and its Religion" by Robert A. Wilson
The cazique, divining their purpose, instantly called his men to arms.
"The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the West" by Robert E. Anderson
How we set out on our march to the city of Mexico, and, upon the advice of the caziques, take our road over Tlascalla.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
After the caziques had fulfilled their commission, they handed over their presents, which may have been worth about 200 pesos.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
That night our captain brought aboard an Indian Cazique named Putijma for our pilot.
"The Admirable Lady Biddy Fane" by Frank Barrett
Indian cazique, story of, 101.
"Library Notes" by A. P. Russell
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