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- n. An official of a Muslim court, of varied importance, initially controlling access to the caliph, but latterly very powerful; a chamberlain.
- n. A woman′s head scarf.
From Arabic حاجب (ħá:jib, "concealing, covering, eyebrow"), from حجب (ħájaba, "to veil, to cover, to screen"); cognate with hijab. (Wiktionary)