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