sharif

noun sha·rif \ shə-ˈrēf \
variants: or less commonly
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sharif

: a descendant of the prophet Muhammad through his daughter Fatima; broadly : one of noble ancestry or political preeminence in predominantly Islamic countries

sharifian

play \shə-ˈrē-fē-ən\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of sharif

Arabic sharīf, literally, illustrious


Sharif

biographical name Sha·rif \ shä-ˈrēf \

Definition of Sharif

Nawaz 1949–     prime minister of Pakistan (1990–93; 1997–99; 2013–2017)

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