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cau·dil·lo

 (kô-dēl′yō, -dē′yō, kou-)
n. pl. cau·dil·los
1. A leader or chief, especially a military dictator.
2. A political boss; an overlord.

[Spanish, leader, from Late Latin capitellum, diminutive of Latin caput, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

caudillo

(kɔːˈdiːljəʊ; Spanish kauˈðiʎo)
n, pl -los (-jəʊz; Spanish -ʎos)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Spanish-speaking countries) a military or political leader
[Spanish, from Late Latin capitellum, diminutive of Latin caput head]

cau•dil•lo

(Sp. kaʊˈði lyɔ, -ˈði yɔ)

n., pl. -dil•los (Sp. -ˈði lyɔs, -ˈði yɔs)
(in Spanish-speaking countries) a head of state, esp. a military dictator.
[1850–55; < Sp: chief, leader < Late Latin capitellum; see capital2]
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El presente estudio aborda un estudio comparado sobre la Medicina Popular en Guadiana del Caudillo desde su entidad como pueblo de colonizacion y cruce de culturas.
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Basta recordar, solo si nos circunscribimos a la literatura, novelas como Tirano Banderas; Yo, el Supremo, Facundo y la reciente obra de Mario Vargas Llosa, La fiesta del Chivo, para percibir que el caudillo ha tenido siempre un estigma que lo ha asociado con el militarismo prepotente y con la anarquia.
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The people know that I won't seek to be reelected in 2006 and I don't have aspirations to be a caudillo.
In the course of a polemical critique of his political adversaries--Juan Manuel de Rosas, who ruthlessly wielded power in Argentina between 1829 and 1851, and the sanguinary provincial caudillo, Facundo Quiroga--Sarmiento presented himself as an advocate of enlightened and liberal principles as against the barbarism and savagery of the nation's strongmen.
La sombra del caudillo (1929) by Martin Luis Guzman and Acomodaticio : Novela de un politico de convicciones (1943) by Gregorio Lopez y Fuentes treat the presidential succession while the generals still vied for rule after the Revolution of 1910 and before the official party had gained complete control of the process.
Habiendo en Conde de Castilla Don Gonzalo conquistado a Segovia del poder de los Moros, para sitiar a Sepulveda; en el camino encuentra con una emboscada de los Moros, que le habian salido al oposito; vencelos en este encuentro, matando a su Caudillo Abumen.
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