- (in Muslim countries) the title of any of various public officials.
- (formerly) a title of certain officials serving native rulers in India.
Origin of nazir
1670–80; earlier nasar, naser < Urdu nāzir < Persian nāẓir < Arabic: inspector
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Examples from the Web for nazir
Nazir, therefore, seized the reins of government, and all the resources of the state.
Upon which, promising to return on some future day, I left the Nazir to his own reflections, and quitted the house.The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan
On the way, the chiefs who had conspired against Nazir Jung mutinied against his successor.