noun plural -lis

a divinely inspired leader; saint

Word Origin for wali

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Historical Examples of wali

  • And let the rhymsters chisel on the monument whatever they like about sculptures and the wali.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • Colonel Ripon had accompanied the force, as the Wali's adviser.

  • On the 14th of July, the conspiracy among the Wali's troops came to a head.

  • We were much interested in the male members of the wali's family.

    Southern Arabia

    Theodore Bent

  • We called there to do a civility to the wali, and leave two soldiers there.

    Southern Arabia

    Theodore Bent