Mukhtar definition

mo͝oktär, mo͝oKH-
A leader of an Arab village or district, usually chosen or approved by consensus.
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Noun

Singular:
mukhtar
Plural:
mukhtars

Origin of mukhtar

  • Arabic muḫtār passive participle of iḫtāra to choose, elect, prefer derived stem of ḫāra to choose ḫyr in Semitic roots

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