in India, any of various high officials
Origin of dewanHindi d?w?n from Pers: see divan
Any of various government officials in India, especially a regional prime minister.
Origin of dewanHindi dēvān and Urdu dēwān from Persian dēvān variant of dīvān government office ; see divan .
- (historical) A holder of any of various offices in various (usually Islamic) countries, usually some sort of councillor.
Ultimately from Persian دیوان (dīvān).