wali

noun (1)
wa·​li
variants: or less commonly walee \ ˈwälē \
plural -s

Definition of wali

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an Arab provincial governor

wali

noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of wali (Entry 2 of 2)

: a Muslim saint

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History and Etymology for wali

Noun (1)

Arabic walīy (plural wulāt)

Noun (2)

Arabic walīy (plural awliyā'), literally, benefactor, guardian

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“Wali.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wali. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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