nizam

noun
ni·​zam | \ ni-ˈzäm How to pronounce nizam (audio) , ˈnī-ˌzam, nī-ˈzam How to pronounce nizam (audio) \

Definition of nizam

: one of a line of sovereigns of Hyderabad, India, reigning from 1713 to 1950

Other Words from nizam

nizamate \ ni-​ˈzä-​ˌmāt How to pronounce nizamate (audio) , nī-​ˈza-​ \ noun

First Known Use of nizam

1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nizam

Hindi & Urdu nizām, order, governor, ultimately from Arabic niḍhām

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“Nizam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nizam. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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