Definition of alguazil in English:

alguazil

noun

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

Pronunciation

alguazil

/ˌalɡwəˈzɪl/ /ˌalɡwəˈziːl/

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’.