dewan

noun

de·​wan
də̇ˈwän
variants or diwan
plural -s
India
: a chief officer: such as
a
: a minister of finance under the former Muslim rule
b
: the prime minister of an Indian state

Word History

Etymology

Hindi dīwān, from Persian, account book

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“Dewan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dewan. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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