from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Saud, Abdul Aziz ibn 1901?-1969. Saudi Arabian king (1953-1964) who was unable to deal with his country's economic problems and was replaced by his brother Faisal in 1964.


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  • He said that if Saud is ever released from prison he would likely seek asylum in Britain rather than return to Saudi Arabia, where homosexuals receive harsh treatment.

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  • But sometime soon, one way or another, the House of Saud is coming down.

    The Fall of the House of Saud

  • If your dad were called Saud bin Nasser Al Shahry he would sell you on Facebook for $20 million.


  • The significance of the deferential gesture toward King Abdullah of the House of Saud is the insight into this mysterious President’s mentalité.

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  • So there's this Wahhabi sect, very hard liners, I say, and then you have the House of Saud, which is essentially a nomad tribe from the Riyadh vicinity or Najd.

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  • At the same time we hypocritically kiss up to totalitarian regimes such as Saud Arabia.

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  • A Saudi native believed to be 29 years old, Mr. Asiri is skilled in martial arts and studied chemistry at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, where he began building his technical knowledge about explosives.

    U.S. Targets Bomb Maker in Yemen for Terror Ties

  • Although the ruling al Saud family and senior religious authorities have maintained a close alliance, they have sometimes clashed over the government's attempts to limit the role of religion in education, to give women greater freedom and to standardize the country's Islamic legal system.

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  • The chief of the Saudi National Security Council, Prince Bandar bin Sultan al Saud, asked Pakistan's powerful generals in March to lend support for the operation in Bahrain, according to Pakistani, U.S. and Saudi officials briefed on the meetings.

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  • The man put in charge of the effort was Rashid Abdul Aziz Al-Mubarak, a professor of nuclear chemistry at King Saud University.



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