Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See zabtie.

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  • noun A Turkish policeman.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Seeing our man with the upper hand, Monty and Rustum Khan now hurried into the melee, where two Turkish officers and eight zaptieh were fighting to keep Maga from four gipsies and us three.

    The Eye of Zeitoon

  • "Order your pigs of zaptieh to throw their arms down!"

    The Eye of Zeitoon

  • His relatives had not obtained redress, and the zaptieh was unpunished.

    High Albania

  • A Kthela zaptieh, off duty for a time, was on his way home – a dark, gay, boyish thing.

    High Albania

  • Our lively zaptieh cheered the route with an instructive tale of the siege of a certain kula we passed, by soldiers from Scutari sent to collect cattle-tax.

    High Albania

  • The day after the Constitution had proclaimed a general amnesty, and it was announced that Christians were henceforth to be justly treated, a Christian had been shot dead in the bazar by a Moslem zaptieh (policeman) for no offence.

    High Albania

  • Encouraged by this, a Serb zaptieh had then arrested a Moslem for theft, and had been expelled from the town and the service.

    High Albania

  • The zaptieh hurried us back, this time through the bazar.

    High Albania

  • Sherrif was said to be responsible for the expulsion of the Serb zaptieh.

    High Albania

  • On one of the festival days to celebrate the Constitution, a Moslem zaptieh had made an attempt on a Christian maiden for which he had been condemned to be flogged so severely that he died the next day.

    High Albania

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