adjective, often capitalized tru·cial \ˈtrüshəl, -üsēəl\

Definition of trucial

  1. :  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 sheikhs — Americana Annual

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Origin and Etymology of trucial

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

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