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[iz-uh t]
noun Indian English.
  1. personal dignity or honor.
  2. personal prestige.
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Origin of izzat

1855–60; < Urdu ʿizzat < Persian < Arabic ʿizzaḥ
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Historical Examples of izzat

  • Their honour, izzat, as they call it, is their most valuable possession.

    Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877

    James Kennedy

  • "When we cross the Bias River again we will talk of izzat," Scott replied.

British Dictionary definitions for izzat


  1. Islam honour or prestige
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Word Origin for izzat

Urdu, from Arabic 'izzah glory
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