noun khe·dive \kə-ˈdēv\

Definition of KHEDIVE

:  a ruler of Egypt from 1867 to 1914 governing as a viceroy of the sultan of Turkey
khe·div·ial \-ˈdē-vē-əl\ or khe·div·al \-ˈdē-vəl\ adjective

Origin of KHEDIVE

French khédive, from Turkish hidiv
First Known Use: 1847


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