[ nah-zir ]

  1. (in Muslim countries) the title of any of various public officials.

  2. (formerly) a title of certain officials serving rulers in India.

Origin of nazir

First recorded in 1670–80; earlier nasar, naser, from Urdu nāzir, from Persian nāẓir, from Arabic: “inspector”

Other words from nazir

  • na·zir·ship, noun

Words Nearby nazir Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use nazir in a sentence

  • 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.

    With Clive in India | G. A. Henty
  • Seeing them in this state, Anas ibn nazir shamed them: 'What aileth you that ye are so downcast?'

    The Life of Mohammad | Etienne Dinet
  • Mussa ibn nazir came on the following day with the chief body.

    Historical Miniatures | August Strindberg
  • nazir, therefore, seized the reins of government, and all the resources of the state.

    With Clive in India | G. A. Henty