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Meaning of emir

e•mir

Pronunciation: (u-mēr', ā-mēr', ā'mēr), [key]
— n.
  1. a chieftain, prince, commander, or head of state in some Islamic countries.
  2. a title of honor of the descendants of Muhammad.
  3. (cap.) the former title of the ruler of Afghanistan.
  4. a title of certain Turkish officials.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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