[ni-zahm, -zam, nahy-]
- the title of the ruler of Hyderabad from the beginning of the 18th century to 1950.
- (lowercase) the Turkish regular army or any member of it.
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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Examples from the Web for nizam
It would have been inexpressibly cathartic had India, after liberating Hyderabad in September 1948, captured and tried the Nizam.
The Nizam, continuing to see himself as a foreigner, refused to accede to India upon independence.
The necklace is called The Nizam of Hyderabad and was given to the Queen as a wedding present.Hilary Mantel Skips Dinner With 'Jointed Doll' Kate
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Nizam, the eldest, came to Gilgit and appealed to the British.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
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On the 11th the Nizam's contingent also marched, as has that from Bombay.
We are good friends with the Peishwa, also with the Nizam, and with Tippoo.
He did not know that the Nizam had refused Bajee Rao's offer.
French regiments guarded and overawed the nizam of Hyderabad.
- (formerly) a Turkish regular soldier
C18: ultimately from Arabic nizām order, arrangement
- the title of the ruler of Hyderabad, India, from 1724 to 1948
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