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Lala

/ˈlɑːlɑː/
noun
1.
a title or form of address, equivalent to Mr, used in India
Word Origin
Hindi
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  • If the lala is not satisfied, he can go before the magistrate.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford
  • "Unless we succeed in persuading the lala to confess," said Balsamides.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford
  • The person who can best answer the question is Selim, the lala.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford
  • You could easily force the lala to recommend the story-teller to his Khanum.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford
  • He held the lala's arm and led him without resistance to the outer hall.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford
  • From time to time the lala moved uneasily, but said nothing.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford

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