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khedive

play
noun khe·dive \kə-ˈdēv\

Definition of khedive

  1. :  a ruler of Egypt from 1867 to 1914 governing as a viceroy of the sultan of Turkey

khedivial play \-ˈdē-vē-əl\ or khedival play \-ˈdē-vəl\ adjective


Origin of khedive

French khédive, from Turkish hidiv


First Known Use: 1847


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