Vilayet definition

vēlä-yĕt
An administrative division of Turkey.
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One of the chief administrative divisions or provinces of the Ottoman Empire; -- formerly called eyalet.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vilayet
Plural:
vilayets

Origin of vilayet

  • Turkish vilāyet from Arabic wilāya province from waliya to administer wly in Semitic roots

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

  • Turkish vilayet, from Arabic ولاية (wilāyah).

    From Wiktionary