vilayet

[ vee-lah-yet ]
/ ˌvi lɑˈyɛt /

noun

a province or main administrative division of Turkey.

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Origin of vilayet

1865–70; <Turkish <Arabic wilāyah
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British Dictionary definitions for vilayet

vilayet
/ (vɪˈlɑːjɛt) /

noun

a major administrative division of Turkey

Word Origin for vilayet

C19: from Turkish, from Arabic wilāyat, from walīy governor
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