- a native lawyer.
Origin of vakeel
1615–25; < Hindi vakēl < Arabic wakīl
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Examples from the Web for vakeel
His father had been the Vakeel of the place and the child of course had been decently reared.Recollections
David Christie Murray
Upon the vakeel's (Saati) advancing to seize him, there was a general mutiny.In the Heart of Africa
Samuel White Baker
Tells me, confidentially, that he has practised as a "Vakeel" (whatever that is) in some small country town in Bengal.
Did he ever state it to the Rajah, or did he call his vakeel before the Council to answer the charge?
Great was the consternation at the Court of the Ameer when our Vakeel unfolded the message with which he was charged.