from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of several Turkish viceroys ruling Egypt from 1867 to 1914.
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- n. A form of Turkish viceroy who ruled Egypt in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A governor or viceroy; -- a title granted in 1867 by the sultan of Turkey to the ruler of Egypt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The title of the viceroy of Egypt, assumed by Ismail Pasha in 1867, under a convention with his suzerain the Sultan of Turkey: an agreement made between them in 1866 had established for the first time hereditary succession in his family.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of the Turkish viceroys who ruled Egypt between 1867 and 1914
French khédive, from Turkish hidiv, from Persian khidēw, lord, from Middle Persian khwadāy, from Old Iranian khvadāta-; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)