Nizam definition

nĭ-zäm, -zăm, nī-
Used formerly as a title for rulers of Hyderabad, India.
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The title of the native rulers of Hyderabad, India that reigned from 1713 to 1950
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The Turkish army, especially in the 1800s.
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A soldier in the Turkish regular army.
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(historical) A native sovereign of Hyderabad, India.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nizam
Plural:
nizams

Origin of nizam

  • Urdu nizām(-almulk) governor (of the empire) from Arabic niẓām order, arrangement from naẓama to arrange nṯm in Semitic roots

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

  • Hindi [script?]; ultimately from Arabic nazama, "arrange, govern".[script?]

    From Wiktionary