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noun (pl) -lis
a divinely inspired leader; saint
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  • And let the rhymsters chisel on the monument whatever they like about sculptures and the wali.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • Colonel Ripon had accompanied the force, as the wali's adviser.

    For Name and Fame

    G. A. Henty
  • On the 14th of July, the conspiracy among the wali's troops came to a head.

    For Name and Fame

    G. A. Henty
  • We were much interested in the male members of the wali's family.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • We called there to do a civility to the wali, and leave two soldiers there.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • The wali, the Jews and others all had their various grievances.

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