noun Islam.

a term of respect for the head of a religious group, especially in Pakistan and various areas of the Middle and Near East.
a religious instructor, especially in mystical sects.

Origin of pir

1665–75; < Hindi, Urdu pīr old man < Persian
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a title given to Sufi masters

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