vilayet

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English[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology[edit]

Turkish vilayet, from Arabic ولاية (wilāyah). [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vilayet (plural vilayets)

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "vilayet." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2008.