Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In India, a native official in the Anglo-Indian courts, who has charge of the treasury, stamps, etc., and the issue of summonses and processes.
  • noun In Mohammedan countries, the warden of a mosque.

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Examples

  • The Nazarite from nazir, a Hebrew word meaning “set aside” or “dedicated” is a person who takes an ascetic vow not to drink wine, cut his or her hair, or attend funerals.

    The Blessing of a B Minus

  • In the prophecy of Jacob (Gen., xlix, 26), according to the Douay Version, Joseph is called a "Nazarite among his brethren", but here the original word nazir should be translated

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Omar had to bribe the nazir at Edfu to sell him some charcoal; we had had no means to brew tea or cook for several days.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • Omar had to bribe the nazir at Edfu to sell him some charcoal; we had had no means to brew tea or cook for several days.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • Omar had to bribe the nazir at Edfu to sell him some charcoal; we had had no means to brew tea or cook for several days.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • Omar had to bribe the nazir at Edfu to sell him some charcoal; we had had no means to brew tea or cook for several days.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • GORANI: Well, from Johannesburg, South Africa, B. Ramster writes, "the murder of B.nazir B.utto is a great tragedy - not just to Pakistan, but to women in the world," according to him.

    CNN Transcript Dec 28, 2007

  • At length he calls Joseph N+Z+J+R+ (nazir) among his brethren, either because he was their crown, on account of the common glory which redounds from him to them all, or because, on account of the dignity by which he excels, he was separated from them all.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • Here large palaces were erected by the kings of the Middle Assyrian Empire, the most lavish of royal builders being Assur-nazir-pal and Shalmanisar; while

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885

  • Of the immediate successors of Tiglath-pileser I. we know little, and it is with Assur-nazir-pal III.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

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