Muqaddim

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MUQADDIM

MUQADDIM (Ar. مﺪ ُ, "leader," also muqaddam, literally "the one in front"), Arabic word, one meaning of which designates a chief heading an army, a ship, or a community. In North African countries, this term was employed to designate a parnas of the Jewish community, while in the Hebrew documents of Castile, Aragon, and Navarre it was employed as a synonym for *adelantados.

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Baer, Spain, index; Neuman, Spain, index; Hirschberg, Afrikah, index.