Definitions for khedivekəˈdiv
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the title of the Turkish viceroys in Egypt from 1867 to 1914.
Category: Western History
Origin of khedive:
< F khédive < Turkish hidiv < Pers khidīw prince
one of the Turkish viceroys who ruled Egypt between 1867 and 1914
A form of Turkish viceroy who ruled Egypt in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
a governor or viceroy; -- a title granted in 1867 by the sultan of Turkey to the ruler of Egypt
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the official title of the Viceroy of Egypt since 1867, the first to hold it being Ismail, the son of Ibrahim Pasha (q. v.), by grant of the Sultan, his suzerain.