from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any of several valuable estates of the Egyptian khedive or his family. The most important are the Da"i*ra Sa"ni*eh (sä"nĭ*ĕ), or Da"i*ra Sa"ni*yeh, and the Da"i*ra Khas"sa, administered by the khedive's European bondholders, and known collectively as the Daira, or the Daira estates.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The private estates of the Khedive of Egypt.
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