caudillo


caudillo
caudillo [kou thē′lyō̂, kouthē′yō̂]
n.
pl. caudillos [kouthē′lyō̂s, kouthē′yō̂s] [Sp, leader; akin to Prov capdel, Gascon capdet: see CADET]
a leader; esp., a military dictator

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