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- n. Plural form of mutessarif.
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Each vilayet is divided into sanjaks or districts, and these are again subdivided into communal groups and communes, presided over respectively by officers known as mutessarifs, kaimakams, mudirs, and mukhtars.
Scarcely had the message arrived ere the mutessarifs secretary followed it, lamenting that we must go.
_mutessarifs_ and _kaimakams_; but the system of municipal government, left untouched by the Turks, descends from primitive times.