kaimakam

noun kai·ma·kam \¦kīmə¦käm\
variants: less commonly

qaimaqam

or

qaimmaqam

\¦kīmə¦käm\

Definition of kaimakam

plural

-s

  1. :  a lieutenant or deputy in the service of the Ottoman Empire

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Origin and Etymology of kaimakam

Turkish kaymakam, from Arabic qā'im maqām deputy, from qā'im standing + maqām place


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