mutessarif

noun
mu·​tes·​sar·​if
variants: or less commonly mutasarrif \ ˌmütəˈsarə̇f \
plural -s

Definition of mutessarif 

: an administrative authority of various sanjaks (as in the Ottoman Empire or in Iraq)

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History and Etymology for mutessarif

Turkish mutasarrif, from Arabic mutaṣarrif

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