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Nizam

[ni-zahm, -zam, nahy-]
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noun
  1. the title of the ruler of Hyderabad from the beginning of the 18th century to 1950.
  2. (lowercase) the Turkish regular army or any member of it.
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Origin of Nizam

1595–1605; (def 1) < Urdu Nizām-al-mulk governor of the realm; (def 2) < Turkish nizamiye regular army; both < Arabic niẓām order, arrangement
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nizam

noun
  1. (formerly) a Turkish regular soldier
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Word Origin

C18: ultimately from Arabic nizām order, arrangement

Nizam

noun
  1. the title of the ruler of Hyderabad, India, from 1724 to 1948
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