Definitions for Pashaˈpɑ ʃə, ˈpæʃ ə, pəˈʃɑ, -ˈʃɔ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pa•shaˈpɑ ʃə, ˈpæʃ ə, pəˈʃɑ, -ˈʃɔ(n.)(pl.)-shas.
a former title placed after the name of high officials in countries under Turkish rule.
Origin of pasha:
1640–50; < Turkish paşa
a civil or military authority in Turkey or Egypt
A high-ranking Turkish military officer, especially as a commander or regional governor; the highest honorary title during the Ottoman Empire.
Origin: From پاشا (Turkish paşa), from پادشاه.
an honorary title given to officers of high rank in Turkey, as to governers of provinces, military commanders, etc. The earlier form was bashaw
Pasha or pascha, formerly bashaw, was a high rank in the Ottoman Empire political system, typically granted to governors, generals and dignitaries. As an honorary title, Pasha, in one of its various ranks, is equivalent to the British title of Lord, and was also one of the highest titles in pre-republican Egypt. There were three ranks of pashas: the first, or highest class, had the privilege of bearing a standard of three horse-tails, the second of two, and the third of one.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a Turkish title, originally bestowed on princes of the blood, but now extended to governors of provinces and prominent officers in the army and navy.
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