hakim[hä kēm′; also hä′kēm′]
a Muslim physician
Origin of hakimArabic ḥakīm, wise, learned, hence physician
a Muslim ruler or judge
Origin of hakimArabic ḥākim, governor ; from ḥakama, 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 &hlowdot;akīm, wise, wise man, from &hlowdot;akama, to judge, decide; see &hlowdot;km in Semitic roots.
An honorific traditionally applied to a Muslim ruler, provincial governor, or judge.
Origin of hakimArabic &hlowdot;ākim, active participle of &hlowdot;akama, to decide, govern; see &hlowdot;km in Semitic roots.