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wasta (plural wastas)
- (Arab society, often italicized) Intercession or mediation by people on behalf of others to whom they are connected by friendship or blood
- 2003, 15 June, “Syed Rashid Husain”, in 'Wasta' at US Embassy:
- The number of those traveling to the US during summer may definitely have gone down, but if one can hook onto a wasta, one could get into the queue of applicants without having to get up early in the morning.
- Romanization of