Nizam

[ ni-zahm, -zam, nahy- ]
/ nɪˈzɑm, -ˈzæm, naɪ- /

noun

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.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for Nizam (1 of 2)

nizam
/ (naɪˈzæm) /

noun

(formerly) a Turkish regular soldier

Word Origin for nizam

C18: ultimately from Arabic nizām order, arrangement

British Dictionary definitions for Nizam (2 of 2)

Nizam
/ (nɪˈzɑːm) /

noun

the title of the ruler of Hyderabad, India, from 1724 to 1948
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