Definitions for khedivekəˈdiv
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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
Origin: [F. khdive, Pers. khediw a prince.]
The term Khedive is a title largely equivalent to the English word viceroy. It was first used, without official recognition, by Muhammad Ali Pasha, the Wāli of Egypt and Sudan, and vassal of the Ottoman Empire. The initially self-declared title was officially recognized by the Ottoman government in 1867, and used subsequently by Ismail Pasha, and his dynastic successors until 1914.
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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.
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