vakil

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Urdu وكيل (wakil).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vakil (plural vakils)

  1. (India) A representative, especially of a political figure; an official or ambassador.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘Consequences’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 69:
      These papers deal with all sorts of things—from the payment of Rs.200 to a ‘secret service’ native, up to rebukes administered to Vakils and Motamids of Native States