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  1. Alguacil

    Alguacil, Aguazil or Guazil is a title often to be encountered in stories and plays, derived from the Arabic "قاضی", meaning judge, preceded by the article "al". The Alguacil among the early Spaniards was a judge, and sometimes the governor of a town or fortress, or the master at arms on a vessel. In later times the office was gradually lowered to the rank of an officer of the court, who is trusted with the service of writs and certain police duties, but he is still of higher rank than the mere Corchete or arresting officer. The title has also been given to inspectors of weights and measures in market-places, and similar officials. There were two types of Aguacils: The Aguacils Mayors and Aguacils Minors. The Aguacils of higher importance were the Aguacils Mayors. These positions were held by the most prominent families, so they approximated the office of Regidores. Their function was to arrest people provided by the Inquisidor or investigators and the seizure of their property. To do this one had to be accompanied by the recipient, their family members and the Secretary of Arrests. He could seek the support of civil authorities. It also ensured the safety of the detainees, because they had no communications with others except, of course, those authorized by the investigators. Among the junior officers, the Alguacil Mayor held the largest category with the Secret Notaries. The others functions of an Aguacil Mayor were:

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alguacil in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alguacil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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