Definition of alguazil in English:

alguazil

(also alguacil)

noun

  • In Spain, Latin America, and other areas of Spanish influence: an officer of justice, a constable.

Origin

Early 16th century. From Spanish † alguazil from Arabic al-wazīr from al the + wazīr vizier, minister, officer in its specific Spanish Arabic sense ‘minor government official’.

Pronunciation

alguazil

/ˌalɡwəˈzɪl//ˌalɡwəˈziːl/