sharif

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noun sha·rif \shə-ˈrēf\
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Definition of sharif

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

sharifian

play \-ˈrē-fē-ən\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of sharif

Arabic sharīf, literally, illustrious


Sharif

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biographical name Sha·rif \shä-ˈrēf\

Definition of Sharif

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


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