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(ˈkɑːdɪ; ˈkeɪdɪ)
n, pl -dis
(Islam) a variant spelling of cadi
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(ˈkɑ di, ˈkeɪ-)

n., pl. -dis.
a judge in a Muslim community, whose decisions are based on Islamic religious law.
[1895–1900; < Arabic qādī judge]
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Noun1.qadi - an Islamic judge
judge, jurist, justice - a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
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