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  1. (in Muslim countries) the title of any of various public officials.
  2. (formerly) a title of certain officials serving native rulers in India.
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Origin of nazir

1670–80; earlier nasar, naser < Urdu nāzir < Persian nāẓir < Arabic: inspector
Related formsna·zir·ship, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Nazir, therefore, seized the reins of government, and all the resources of the state.

    With Clive in India

    G. A. Henty

  • Upon which, promising to return on some future day, I left the Nazir to his own reflections, and quitted the house.

  • On the way, the chiefs who had conspired against Nazir Jung mutinied against his successor.