sultan

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noun sul·tan \ˈsəl-tən\

Definition of sultan

  1. :  a king or sovereign especially of a Muslim state

sultanic

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Origin and Etymology of sultan

Middle French, from Arabic sulṭān


SULTAN Defined for English Language Learners

sultan

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noun

Definition of sultan for English Language Learners

  • : a king or ruler of a Muslim state or country


SULTAN Defined for Kids

sultan

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noun sul·tan \ˈsəl-tən\

Definition of sultan for Students

  1. :  a ruler especially of a Muslim state



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