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A Turkish armed policeman or courier
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an armed constable; also, a government servant or courier
Origin: [Turk. kvvs]
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Kavass is a Turkish name for an armed police-officer, also for a courier such as it is usual to engage when travelling in Turkey.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press.
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