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nazir

[nah-zir] /ˈnɑ zɪr/
noun
1.
(in Muslim countries) the title of any of various public officials.
2.
(formerly) a title of certain officials serving native rulers in India.
Origin of nazir
1670-1680
1670-80; earlier nasar, naser < Urdu nāzir < Persian nāẓir < Arabic: inspector
Related forms
nazirship, noun
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  • nazir, therefore, seized the reins of government, and all the resources of the state.

    With Clive in India

    G. A. Henty
  • Upon which, promising to return on some future day, I left the nazir to his own reflections, and quitted the house.

  • On the way, the chiefs who had conspired against nazir Jung mutinied against his successor.

    With Clive in India

    G. A. Henty

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