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vakeel

or va·kil

[ vuh-keel ]
/ vəˈkil /
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noun Indian English.

a native lawyer.

Nearby words

vaisya, vaivode, vajpayee, vajra, vajrayana, vakeel, val, val d'or, val-bélair, val-d'oise, val-de-marne

Origin of vakeel

1615–25; < Hindi vakēl < Arabic wakīl
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Examples from the Web for vakil

  • I am Debono's Vakil, and am glad you are come, for we are all tired of waiting for you.

    The Discovery of the Source of the Nile|John Hanning Speke
  • Our lanterns, as befits the Vakil's position, are very large.

  • Rionga passed his hours in native excesses, in the joy of receiving the titular rank of Vakil to the Khedive.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I|Demetrius Charles Boulger