a Muslim physician
Origin of hakimArabic ?ak?m, wise, learned, hence physician
a Muslim ruler or judge
Origin of hakimArabic ??kim, governor from ?akama, to exercise authority
nounpl. ha·kims, also ha·keems
A doctor, especially one who practices traditional medicine, in a predominantly Muslim culture.
Origin of hakimArabic hakīm wise, wise man from hakama to judge, decide hkm
An honorific traditionally applied to a Muslim ruler, provincial governor, or judge.
Origin of hakimArabic hākim active participle of hakama to decide, govern hkm