Definitions for Pashaˈpɑ ʃə, ˈpæʃ ə, pəˈʃɑ, -ˈʃɔ
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
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.