dewan

or di·wan

[ dih-wahn, -wawn ]
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noun
  1. any of certain officials in India, such as a financial minister or prime minister of an Indian state.

Origin of dewan

1
First recorded in 1680–90; from Hindi: “minister (of state)” from Persian dēvan “register”; see divan1

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dewan

diwan

/ (dɪˈwɑːn) /


noun
  1. (formerly in India) the chief minister or finance minister of a state ruled by an Indian prince

Origin of dewan

1
C17: from Hindi dīwān, from Persian dēvan register, book of accounts; see divan

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