vilayet

noun vi·la·yet \vēˈläˌyet, ˌvēləˈyet\

Definition of vilayet

plural

-s

  1. :  one of the chief administrative divisions of Turkey having as head a vali who represents the government and is assisted by an elective council and being subdivided into cazas

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Origin and Etymology of vilayet

Turkish vilâyet, from Arabic wilāyat, from walīy governor


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