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dastur

or dustoor, dustour

[duh-stoo r] /dəˈstʊər/
noun
1.
a Parsee chief priest.
Origin of dastur
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90, dastur is from the Persian word dastur
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  • Without these the Revolution will miscarry and our dastur will not be worth a date-stone.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • Look at our French-swearing, whiskey-drinking Tataric angels of the dastur!

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani

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