Dewan meaning

dĭ-wän
Any of various government officials in India, especially a regional prime minister.
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In India, any of various high officials.
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(historical) A holder of any of various offices in various (usually Islamic) countries, usually some sort of councillor.
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Origin of dewan

  • Hindi dīvān from Persian account book

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ultimately from Persian دیوان (dīvān).

    From Wiktionary