cadi


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cadi

(ˈkɑːdɪ; ˈkeɪdɪ) or

kadi

n, pl -dis
(Islam) a judge in a Muslim community
[C16: from Arabic qādī judge]
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Let us see if you will dare to repeat your story before the Cadi.
The Cadi allowed him to take the oath, and pronounced him innocent.
But the Cadi paid no attention to his threats, and was quite satisfied that he had done what was right.
Let us play at being the Cadi," said the brightest and quickest of them all; "I will be the Cadi.
The Cadi took his seat gravely, and an officer introduced first Ali Cogia, the plaintiff, and then the merchant who was the defendant.
Ali Cogia made a low bow, and pleaded his cause point by point; concluding by imploring the Cadi not to inflict on him such a heavy loss.
The Cadi having heard his case, turned to the merchant, and inquired why he had not repaid Ali Cogia the sum in question.
The false merchant repeated the reasons that the real merchant had given to the Cadi of Bagdad, and also offered to swear that he had told the truth.
and finding he had not, the Cadi continued, "Go and get it, and bring it to me.
So Ali Cogia disappeared for an instant, and then pretended to lay a vase at the feet of the Cadi, declaring it was his vase, which he had given to the accused for safe custody; and in order to be quite correct, the Cadi asked the merchant if he recognised it as the same vase.
A ROBBER who had plundered a Merchant of one thousand pieces of gold was taken before the Cadi, who asked him if he had anything to say why he should not be decapitated.
Your defence is ingenious and sound," said the Cadi, "and I must acquit you of criminality.