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jirgah

n.

Afghan council of elders, 1843, from Persian jarga "ring of men."

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Historical Examples

  • The Jirgah may accept terms of peace in the morning, and the camp may be rushed that night.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force

    Sir Winston S. Churchill

  • Both sides agreed to call a jirgah, which met, drew up conditions of peace acceptable to both sides, and smoked the pipe of peace.