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ziarat (plural ziarats)
- (chiefly Baluchistan) An Islamic shrine
1891, Harry De Windt, A Ride to India across Persia and Baluchistán:
- On the wedding-day the bridegroom, gorgeously arrayed, and mounted on his best horse or camel, proceeds with his friends to a "ziarat," or shrine, there to implore a blessing […] .
1908, G. J. Younghusband, The Story of the Guides:
- Palmer […] was only saved by the opportune appearance of these two men, who enabled him to get back to the shelter of the ziarat in safety.