- the title of the native rulers of Hyderabad, India that reigned from 1713 to 1950
- pl. ni·zam′ a soldier in the Turkish regular army
Origin of NizamHindi and amp; Persian ni??m ; from Arabic ni??m, to order ; from na?ama, to govern
- Used formerly as a title for rulers of Hyderabad, India.
- The Turkish army, especially in the 1800s.
Origin of NizamUrdu nizam(-almulk), governor (of the empire), from Arabic ni&zlowdot;am, order, arrangement, from na&zlowdot;ama, to arrange; see n&tlowmdot;m in Semitic roots.