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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia).

Usage examples (36)
  • With the emir were the Crown Prince and defense minister, Sheik
  • ‘Scherirah,’ continued Alroy, ‘this noble emir is your charge.
  • He is now said to be, according to U.S. forces, the so-called emir of Baghdad.
  • Al Qaeda was now glad to claim credit for Zarqawi, who was dubbed an "emir," or prince. for more
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