American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Used formerly as a title for rulers of Hyderabad, India.
- n. The Turkish army, especially in the 19th century.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Tho hereditary title of the rulers of Hyderabad, India, derived from Asaf Jah, the founder of the dynasty, who had been appointed by the Mogul emperor as Nizam-ul-Mulk (Regulator of the State), and subahdar of the Deccan in 1713, but who ultimately became independent.
- n. sing, and plural A soldier or the soldiers of the Turkish regular army.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The title of the native sovereigns of Hyderabad, in India, since 1719.
- n. A regular soldier of the Turkish army. See army organization, above.
- Urdu nizām(-almulk), governor (of the empire), from Arabic niẓām, order, arrangement, from naẓama, to arrange; see nṭm in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He installed an authority figure called the Nizam ul Mulk there, who emerged as the ruler of the southern Indian province of Hyderabad later.”
“The Nizam was a Muslim, but he had no love for his coreligionist, the Tippoo, and the men of Hyderabad's army fought fiercely.”
“The code is the common law of Islam, known as Nizam, and there is an appeal to the High”
“All the troops on the Gallipoli Peninsula and fifty per cent. of the troops on the Asiatic side were Nizam, that is to say, regular first line troops.”
“The Nizam is a Sunni Mahomedan, but most of his subjects are Hindus, and of the Mahomedans some of the most influential are Shias.”
“The National Assembly (NA, lower house of the parliament) of Pakistan approved the Islamic sharia law regulation, which is called Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009, with majority within two hours on April 13 without any debate.”
“A military surrender in Swat was legitimized by the national assembly when they passed the Taliban law called Nizam-e-Adl.”
“Other groups, such as Nizam-i Alem are involved with the Ergenekon gang.”
“The ruler, known as the "Nizam," administered the government in the name of the Mogul, but in reality he was independent, and a true Eastern despot.”
“AS Lady Frederick Staines, Penelope plunges into the treacherous waters of the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad, where no one is quite what they seem-even her husband.”
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