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Caid

 

in Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco, the representative of central power, the ruler of an individual city, region, tribe, or group of tribes. The caid was usually chosen from the powerful feudal nobility; the institution of the caid existed since the late Middle Ages. In Algeria and Tunisia it was abolished in the 1950’s and early 1960’s.

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