trucial

adjective

tru·​cial
ˈtrüshəl,
-üsēəl
often capitalized
: of, relating to, or involving several territorial areas in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf for which the government of Great Britain formerly assumed responsibility nominally in an advisory capacity
nearly 400 miles of coast belongs to the Trucial sheikhsAmericana Annual

Word History

Etymology

truce entry 1 + -ial; from the maritime truce made in 1835 between the British government and several Arab states of the Oman peninsula

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“Trucial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trucial. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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