[ nah-zir ]
/ ˈnɑ zɪr /


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

Origin of nazir

1670–80; earlier nasar, naser < Urdu nāzir < Persian nāẓir < Arabic: inspector

Related forms

na·zir·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nazir

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

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

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