- the title of the native rulers of Hyderabad, India that reigned from 1713 to 1950
- pl. ni·zam′[n-] a soldier in the Turkish regular army
Origin of NizamHindi and 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 nizām(-almulk) governor (of the empire) from Arabic ni&zlowdot;ām order, arrangement from na&zlowdot;ama to arrange n&tlowmdot;m