Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A district or a subvision of a vilayet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Turkish administrative district of the second grade; a subdivision of a vilayet or eyalet, governed by an officer formerly styled sanjak-bey (or -beg): now often styled mutessariflik, the governor being styled mutessarif or kaimakam.
  • n. A sanjak-bey.

Etymologies

From Turkish sancak, literally ‘banner’. (Wiktionary)

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  • –noun
    (in Turkey) one of the administrative districts into which a vilayet is divided.
    Origin:
    1530–40; < Turk sancak district (lit., flag, standard)

    May 20, 2009