Definition of emir
: a ruler, chief, or commander in Islamic countries
Recent Examples of emir from the Web
Yahya and his allies had prepared but not yet sent a letter to the emirs of the isis provinces, airing their displeasure at his failure to do so.
The Islamic State’s emir, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, first announced the creation of the caliphate in June, 2014, from the pulpit of Mosul’s Grand Mosque.
Ahead of that vote, a variety of groups inspired by the Arab Spring stepped up pressure on the ruling Al Sabah family, led by the 87-year-old emir, over alleged fiscal mismanagement, corruption and efforts to police social media.
Russia and the Afghan emir agreed to use the Panj and Pamir rivers as Afghanistan's northern border.
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Origin and Etymology of emir
Arabic amīr commander
First Known Use: 1595
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Definition of emir for English Language Learners
: a ruler, chief, or commander in an Islamic country
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