Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An administrative division of Turkey.

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  • n. One of the chief administrative divisions or provinces of the Ottoman Empire; -- formerly called eyalet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the chief administrative divisions or provinces of the Ottoman Empire; -- formerly called eyalet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An administrative territory of the first class; a province of the Turkish empire.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Turkish vilāyet, from Arabic wilāya, province, from waliya, to administer; see wly in Semitic roots.

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Turkish vilayet, from Arabic ولاية (wilāyah).

Examples

  • Islamic center at Ground Zero, but he fails to explain the term vilayet-i-faqih to American audiences.

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  • Rauf praises the tyrants in Iran and is apparently ready to accept their money for the Islamic center at Ground Zero, but he fails to explain the term vilayet-i-faqih to

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  • In a common fallacy, however, many Sunnis tend to conflate Iraqi Shiite Islamists with the Iranian regime next door, even though the political ideology of Iraqi Shiites does not mesh with Ayatollah Khomeini's vilayet e-fakih (the guardianship of the jurist) and although ever since their return from exile in Iran in 2003, the Shiite Islamists have actively sought to shed whatever Iranian veneer they had acquired.

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  • Now it emerges that there is a strong movement in southern Iraq for the establishment of autonomous Shi'ite provinces as a precursor to introducing vilayet-e-faqih rule by the clergy in the whole country.

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  • Already, members of the Da'wa Party, many of whom were taught in Iran, have taken over mosques in Basra, and members of Hezbollah have heavily infiltrated the Shi'ite population, in addition to Iranian intelligence and members of the Pasdaran-i-Inqalab Iran's Revolutionary Guards to pave the way for vilayet-e-faqih.

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  • Observers say this is the beginning of a new era which could climax in a movement for vilayet-e-faqih , a compulsory part of the Shi'ite faith that is intertwined with the concept of imamat or leadership all Muslims under one leader.

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  • But with Shi'ite religious parties emerging as the strongest power, no sooner were the elections over than voices were raised for the creation of an autonomous southern Iraqi region, and for vilayet-e-faqih .

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  • In the Ottoman-Saudi Treaty, Ibn Sa’ud recognized Ottoman sovereignty over Najd in return for his appointment as governor of a newly constituted province (vilayet) of Najd and hereditary rule for his family.

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  • Tripolitania was organized into a province (vilayet) under a governor appointed by the Ottomans, while Cyrenaica formed a separate subprovince responsible directly to Istanbul.

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  • Russia the leaders were imprisoned, but the movement nevertheless gained force, and in August 1903 a revolt broke out in the vilayet of Monastir, subsequently spreading to the districts of northern Macedonia and

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

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