Definitions

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  • n. The governor of a province of the Ottoman Empire, ranking immediately below the grand vizier.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The governor of a province of the Ottoman empire, next in dignity to the grand vizier.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as beylerbey.

Etymologies

Turkish. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was not, however, till 1568, that the final reduction of Yemen was accomplished, when Aden and other towns, which had fallen into the hands of an Arab chief named Moutaher, were recaptured by a powerful army sent from Egypt; the whole province was formally divided into sandjaks or districts, and the seat of the beglerbeg, or supreme pasha, fixed at Sana.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 330, April 1843

  • Turks, and for more than four centuries it was the residence of the beglerbeg, or governor general, of Rumelia.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • Ibrahim advanced and prostrated himself at the foot of his throne; and at the same moment two of the high functionaries present threw a caftan of honor over his shoulders -- a ceremony which signified that the sultan had conferred upon him the title of beglerbeg, or "prince of princes."

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

  • Magnificent -- and Mustapha Pasha, beglerbeg of the mighty province of

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

  • Giustendil is one of the twenty under the beglerbeg of Rurselis, and his district maintains 48 zaims and 588 timariots.] [Footnote 115: These fortifications may be compared to the castles in

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 4

  • Giustendil is one of the twenty under the beglerbeg of Rurselis, and his district maintains 48 zaims and 588 timariots.] 115 These fortifications may be compared to the castles in Mingrelia (Chardin, Voyages en Perse, tom.i. p. 60, 131) — a natural picture.] 116 The valley of Tempe is situate along the River Peneus, between the hills of Ossa and

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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