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