Definitions

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  • n. A representative, especially of a political figure; an official or ambassador.

Etymologies

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From Urdu وكيل (wakil).

Examples

  • The most important proviso in the Islamic nikah is the offer from the groom and the acceptance from the bride or her appointed 'vakil' and two witnesses to this contract.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • The official news from British India, through the vakil, was that Calcutta deplored the untimely death of Wazir Jawaheer and trusted that his successor would have better luck — that was the sense of it, along with a pious hope that the Punjab would now settle down to a period of tranquillity under Maharaja Dalip, the only ruler whom the British power was prepared to recognise.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • The official news from British India, through the vakil, was that Calcutta deplored the untimely death of Wazir Jawaheer and trusted that his successor would have better luck - that was the sense of it, along with a pious hope that the Punjab would now settle down to a period of tranquillity under Maharaja Dalip, the only ruler whom the British power was prepared to recognise.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • "Phir yahaan ka ek vakil karke dijiye (Then appoint me a lawyer from here)," Kasab had said.

    IBN Top Headlines

  • Aap chahte ho toh aapko sarkari vakil appoint karke de sakte hain.

    The Times of India

  • The Grand Ayatollah maintains two types of representatives: vakil al-'ahm (general representative) and vakil al-hasbiyah

    Writings from the Middle East Forum and Middle East Quarterly.

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