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- n. Formerly, a member of an Arab princely family descended from Mohammed through his son-in-law Ali and daughter Fatima, the "Grand Shereef" being the governor of Mecca.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A member of an Arab princely family descended from Mohammed through his son-in-law Ali and daughter Fatima. The Grand Shereef is the governor of Mecca.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See sherif.
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The Turkish army was almost annihilated: 25,000 men, with numerous begs and pashas, remained on the field of battle, or perished in the Dniester from the breaking of the bridge: all their cannon and standards became trophies to the victors: and the green banner of the serasker was sent to Rome by Sobieski, in the belief that it was the _Sandjak-shereef_, or sacred standard of the Prophet -- the oriflamme of the Ottoman empire.
Sandjak-shereef, [H] mounted an Arabian camel of surpassing swiftness, and accompanied, or perhaps preceded, the flight of his army.
L.S. Ismael S.n of a shereef; God illumine and preserve him.
There would be no shereef of Fezzan, or bashaw of Tripoli, to take their share of the profits, in any shape, in exchange for the privilege of being suffered to pass
The Arab suspected that he was (_shereef_) a prince, and therefore did not dare to kill him, but preferred a complaint to the Emperor.
The Emperor, on seeing that it was not a shereef (a prince) prostrated himself in fervent prayer for a considerable time.
I happened to be at Tangier when the (_shereef_) prince Muley Teib was collecting an army to join that of the emperor, which was on the banks of the river Morbeya, (see the map of West Barbary, p. 55,) in Shawiya.
[Footnote 10: The _sheik akkabar_, or chief of the accumulated caravan, is generally a _shereef_ or prince.]
The (_shereef_) Prince Muley Bryhim, son of the present Emperor
From the shereef , the servant of God, who putteth his trust in