- a local governor
C19: via Turkish, from Arabic, from adāra to administrate
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Examples from the Web for mudir
The Mudir, to whom of course I offered it first, wouldn't have any.
I looked at the Mudir, and the Mudir looked at the camel-driver.
The present "Wekil," according to Wolseley, should be appointed Mudir.The Egyptian campaigns, 1882 to 1885
"A hundred for the five years of high Nile," interposed the Mudir.
Twenty yards from the lake, Dicky called a halt—Dicky, not the Mudir.