dewan definition by Webster's New World
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in India, any of various high officials
Origin: Hindi dīwān ; from Pers: see divan
dewan definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various government officials in India, especially a regional prime minister.
Origin: Hindi dīvān, from Persian, account book.