vilayet

noun
vi·​la·​yet | \ vēˈläˌyet, ˌvēləˈyet \
plural -s

Definition of vilayet

: 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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History and Etymology for vilayet

Turkish vilâyet, from Arabic wilāyat, from walīy governor

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“Vilayet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vilayet. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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