dewan

or di·wan

[dih-wahn, -wawn]

Origin of dewan

1680–90; < Hindi: minister (of state) < Persian dēvan register; see divan1
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noun
  1. (formerly in India) the chief minister or finance minister of a state ruled by an Indian prince

Word Origin for dewan

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