noun plural -lis
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News reports in the region recently named him as the Islamic State-appointed governor or wali of Khorasan.
Yazidis from Sinjar report that ISIS has named him the wali, or mayor, of Snuny, a region north of the mountain.On the Ground, Collaborators With ISIS Could Be Its Big Weakness|Christine van den Toorn|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Khair Ulla Said Wali Khairkhwa was a notorious heroin trafficker.CIA Chief, White House Chief of Staff Long Argued the Taliban 5 Could Go Free|Josh Rogin, Eli Lake|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still, Wali is optimistic about the chances of reconciliation despite the deep divisions in the country.
Wali Dad used to lie in the window-seat for hours at a time watching this view.Soldiers Three|Rudyard Kipling
We told him all his conduct was written down and sent yesterday to the Wali of Aden, so now he might be sorry and frightened.
At last they were only one day's march from Wali Dad's little mud home.The Brown Fairy Book|Andrew Lang
A Wali once smashed a pot full of herbs which a cook had prepared.Curious Myths of the Middle Ages|Sabine Baring-Gould
Wali Suleiman was a stern, uncompromising ruler, feared and respected, rather than loved.