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or va·kil

noun Indian English.
  1. a native lawyer.
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Origin of vakeel

1615–25; < Hindi vakēl < Arabic wakīl
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Historical Examples of vakeel

  • His father had been the Vakeel of the place and the child of course had been decently reared.


    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.