ni·​zam ni-ˈzäm How to pronounce nizam (audio) ˈnī-ˌzam How to pronounce nizam (audio)
: one of a line of sovereigns of Hyderabad, India, reigning from 1713 to 1950
ni-ˈzä-ˌmāt How to pronounce nizam (audio)

Examples of nizam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By then the nizam no longer enjoyed real power. Alex Traub,, 8 Feb. 2023

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nizam was in 1769

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“Nizam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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