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khalif (Also khalifs) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to khalif

stuart

  • noun United States painter best known for his portraits of George Washington (1755-1828)
    Gilbert Stuart; Gilbert Charles Stuart.
  • noun a member of the royal family that ruled Scotland and England

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khalif

  • noun the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
    khalifah; caliph; kalif; kaliph; calif.
    • many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world

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islamist

  • noun a scholar who knowledgeable in Islamic studies
  • noun an orthodox Muslim

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sheik

  • noun the leader of an Arab village or family
    sheikh; tribal sheikh; tribal sheik; Arab chief.
  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    gallant; dandy; clotheshorse; fop; beau; swell; dude; fashion plate.

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fatima

  • noun youngest daughter of the prophet Mohammed and wife of the fourth calif Ali; revered especially by Shiite Muslims (606-632)
    Fatimah.

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jihad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    international jihad; jehad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
    jehad.

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tyrant

  • noun a cruel and oppressive dictator
    autocrat; despot.
  • noun in ancient Greece, a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it

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islamism

  • noun a fundamentalist Islamic revivalist movement generally characterized by moral conservatism and the literal interpretation of the Koran and the attempt to implement Islamic values in all aspects of life
  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Muhammadanism; Mohammedanism; Muslimism; Islam.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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muhammadanism

  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Mohammedanism; Islamism; Muslimism; Islam.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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bourbon

  • noun a reactionary politician in the United States (usually from the South)
  • noun whiskey distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye and aged in charred oak barrels

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hanoverian

  • noun any of the British rulers who were members of the House of Hanover
  • noun a member (or supporter) of the house of Hanover

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international_jihad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    jihad; jehad.

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overlord

  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; master.

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faqir

  • noun a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
    fakeer; fakir; faquir.

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muslim

  • noun a believer in or follower of Islam
    Moslem.
  • adjective of or relating to or supporting Islamism
    Islamic; Moslem.
    • Islamic art

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ameer

  • noun an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)
    emir; emeer; amir.

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puppet_leader

  • noun a leader or ruler who is chosen by a despot to head a government
    puppet ruler.

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hakim

  • noun a Muslim ruler or governor or judge
  • noun a Muslim physician
    hakeem.

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caesarism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; totalitarianism.

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override

  • noun a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
  • noun the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
    nullification.

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carlovingian

  • noun a member of the Carolingian dynasty
    Carolingian.

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throne

  • noun the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.
    • the king sat on his throne
  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    toilet; commode; crapper; stool; potty; can; pot.

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duvalier

  • noun son and successor of Francois Duvalier as president of Haiti; he was overthrown by a mass uprising in 1986 (born in 1951)
    Jean-Claude Duvalier; Baby Doc.
  • noun oppressive Haitian dictator (1907-1971)
    Francois Duvalier; Papa Doc.

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edict

  • noun a formal or authoritative proclamation
  • noun a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    fiat; decree; order; rescript.
    • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there

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jean-claude_duvalier

  • noun son and successor of Francois Duvalier as president of Haiti; he was overthrown by a mass uprising in 1986 (born in 1951)
    Baby Doc; Duvalier.

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government

  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    authorities; regime.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; governing.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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ruler

  • noun a person who rules or commands
    swayer.
    • swayer of the universe
  • noun measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths
    rule.

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jihadist

  • noun a Muslim who is involved in a jihad

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mastership

  • noun the skill of a master
  • noun the position of master

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moslem

  • noun a believer in or follower of Islam
    Muslim.
  • adjective of or relating to or supporting Islamism
    Islamic; Muslim.
    • Islamic art

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turk

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Turkey

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catherine_de_medicis

  • noun queen of France as the wife of Henry II and regent during the minority of her son Charles IX (1519-1589)

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tzar

  • noun a male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917)
    tsar; czar.

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tojo_eiki

  • noun Japanese army officer who initiated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and who assumed dictatorial control of Japan during World War II; he was subsequently tried and executed as a war criminal (1884-1948)
    Tojo; Tojo Hideki.

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crowned_head

  • noun a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
    monarch; sovereign.

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dictatorship

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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mujahid

  • noun a Muslim engaged in what he considers to be a jihad

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sufi

  • noun a Muslim who represents the mystical dimension of Islam; a Muslim who seeks direct experience of Allah; mainly in Iran
  • adjective of or relating to the Sufis or to Sufism

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el_caudillo

  • noun Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
    Francisco Franco; General Franco; Franco.

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mogul

  • noun a bump on a ski slope
  • noun a member of the Muslim dynasty that ruled India until 1857
    Moghul.

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moor

  • noun one of the Muslim people of north Africa; of mixed Arab and Berber descent; converted to Islam in the 8th century; conqueror of Spain in the 8th century
  • noun open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss
    moorland.

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czar

  • noun a male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917)
    tsar; tzar.
  • noun a person having great power

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activity

  • noun any specific behavior
    • they avoided all recreational activity
  • noun the state of being active
    action; activeness.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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fakir

  • noun a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
    fakeer; faqir; faquir.

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dionysius_the_elder

  • noun the tyrant of Syracuse who fought the Carthaginians (430-367 BC)
    Dionysius.

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mulla

  • noun a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque
    Mullah; Mollah.

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franco

  • noun Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
    Francisco Franco; General Franco; El Caudillo.

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francisco_franco

  • noun Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
    General Franco; Franco; El Caudillo.

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begum

  • noun a Muslim woman of high rank in India or Pakistan

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tutankhamen

  • noun Pharaoh of Egypt around 1358 BC; his tomb was discovered almost intact by Howard Carter in 1922

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merovingian

  • noun a member of the Merovingian dynasty
  • noun a Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis I that reigned in Gaul and Germany from about 500 to 750
    Merovingian dynasty.

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osman_i

  • noun the conqueror of Turkey who founded the Ottoman Empire and the Ottoman dynasty that ruled Turkey after the 13th century; conquered most of Asia Minor and assumed the title of emir in 1299 (1259-1326)
    Othman I.

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totalitarianism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism.
  • noun the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
    absolutism; totalism.

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decree

  • noun a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    edict; fiat; order; rescript.
    • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there
  • verb issue a decree
    • The King only can decree

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feudal_lord

  • noun a man of rank in the ancient regime
    seignior; seigneur.

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dervish

  • noun an ascetic Muslim monk; a member of an order noted for devotional exercises involving bodily movements

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tojo_hideki

  • noun Japanese army officer who initiated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and who assumed dictatorial control of Japan during World War II; he was subsequently tried and executed as a war criminal (1884-1948)
    Tojo; Tojo Eiki.

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government_activity

  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; governance; governing; government.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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pharaoh

  • noun the title of the ancient Egyptian kings
    Pharaoh of Egypt.

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tyranny

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.
  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    absolutism; despotism.

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shogunate

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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international

  • adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    • international affairs
    • an international agreement
    • international waters
  • noun any of several international socialist organizations

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calif

  • noun the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
    khalifah; caliph; kalif; kaliph; khalif.
    • many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world

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leader

  • noun a person who rules or guides or inspires others
  • noun a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers
    loss leader; drawing card.

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baby_doc

  • noun son and successor of Francois Duvalier as president of Haiti; he was overthrown by a mass uprising in 1986 (born in 1951)
    Jean-Claude Duvalier; Duvalier.

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il_duce

  • noun Italian fascist dictator (1883-1945)
    Benito Mussolini; Mussolini.

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makarios_iii

  • noun Greek Orthodox bishop and archbishop of Cyprus and the first president of independent Cyprus (1913-1977)

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ethnarch

  • noun the ruler of a province (as in the Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire) or certain religious rulers with secular authority
    • the election of Makarios III to archbishop gave him the status of the ethnarch of Cyprus

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faquir

  • noun a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
    fakeer; fakir; faqir.

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sunni_muslim

  • noun a member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad
    Sunni; Sunnite.

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shi'ite_muslim

  • noun a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
    Shiite; Shi'ite; Shiite Muslim; Shia Muslim.

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shogun

  • noun a hereditary military dictator of Japan; the shoguns ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867-68

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governing

  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; government.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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othman_i

  • noun the conqueror of Turkey who founded the Ottoman Empire and the Ottoman dynasty that ruled Turkey after the 13th century; conquered most of Asia Minor and assumed the title of emir in 1299 (1259-1326)
    Osman I.

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crowned

  • adjective having an (artificial) crown on a tooth
    • had many crowned teeth
  • verb invest with regal power; enthrone
    coronate; crown.
    • The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey

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rescript

  • noun a reply by a Pope to an inquiry concerning a point of law or morality
  • noun a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    edict; fiat; decree; order.
    • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there

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tribal

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of a tribe
    • tribal customs

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fiat

  • noun a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    edict; decree; order; rescript.
    • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there

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male

  • noun an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
  • noun a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
    male person.

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mujtihad

  • noun an Islamic scholar who engages in ijtihad, the effort to derive rules of divine law from Muslim sacred texts

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reverse

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
    reverse gear.

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sultan

  • noun the ruler of a Muslim country (especially of the former Ottoman Empire)
    grand Turk.

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mussolini

  • noun Italian fascist dictator (1883-1945)
    Il Duce; Benito Mussolini.

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niqaabi

  • noun an observant Muslim woman who covers her face and hands when in public or in the presence of any man outside her immediate family

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sheikh

  • noun the leader of an Arab village or family
    tribal sheikh; tribal sheik; Arab chief; sheik.

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swayer

  • noun a person who rules or commands
    ruler.
    • swayer of the universe

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dominion

  • noun dominance or power through legal authority
    rule.
    • France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa
    • the rule of Caesar
  • noun a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
    territory; territorial dominion; district.

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puppet_ruler

  • noun a leader or ruler who is chosen by a despot to head a government
    puppet leader.

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emperor

  • noun the male ruler of an empire
  • noun red table grape of California

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timur

  • noun Mongolian ruler of Samarkand who led his nomadic hordes to conquer an area from Turkey to Mongolia (1336-1405)
    Tamerlane; Timur Lenk; Tamburlaine.

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sunnite

  • noun a member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad
    Sunni; Sunni Muslim.

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benito_mussolini

  • noun Italian fascist dictator (1883-1945)
    Il Duce; Mussolini.

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pharaoh_of_egypt

  • noun the title of the ancient Egyptian kings
    Pharaoh.

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kalif

  • noun the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
    khalifah; caliph; kaliph; khalif; calif.
    • many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world

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papa_doc

  • noun oppressive Haitian dictator (1907-1971)
    Francois Duvalier; Duvalier.

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rex

  • noun a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
    male monarch; king.

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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inca

  • noun a ruler of the Incas (or a member of his family)
  • noun a member of the Quechuan people living in the Cuzco valley in Peru
    Incan; Inka.

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timur_lenk

  • noun Mongolian ruler of Samarkand who led his nomadic hordes to conquer an area from Turkey to Mongolia (1336-1405)
    Tamerlane; Tamburlaine; Timur.

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puppet

  • noun a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer
    marionette.
  • noun a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
    tool; creature.

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der_fuhrer

  • noun German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
    Adolf Hitler; Hitler.

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shah

  • noun title for the former hereditary monarch of Iran
    Shah of Iran.

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mohammedanism

  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Muhammadanism; Islamism; Muslimism; Islam.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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feudal

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of feudalism
    feudalistic.

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tribal_sheikh

  • noun the leader of an Arab village or family
    sheikh; tribal sheik; Arab chief; sheik.

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khan

  • noun a title given to rulers or other important people in Asian countries
  • noun an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
    caravan inn; caravanserai; caravansary.

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carolingian

  • noun a member of the Carolingian dynasty
    Carlovingian.
  • adjective of or relating to the Frankish dynasty founded by Charlemagne's father

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autocrat

  • noun a cruel and oppressive dictator
    tyrant; despot.

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governance

  • noun the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    governing body; organisation; administration; organization; brass; establishment.
    • he claims that the present administration is corrupt
    • the governance of an association is responsible to its members
    • he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment
  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governing; government.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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dictator

  • noun a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine
  • noun a ruler who is unconstrained by law
    potentate.

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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mullah

  • noun a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque
    Mulla; Mollah.

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sunni

  • noun a member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad
    Sunni Muslim; Sunnite.
  • noun one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam
    Sunni Islam.

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imam

  • noun (Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque; for Shiites an imam is a recognized authority on Islamic theology and law and a spiritual guide
    imaum.

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khalifah

  • noun the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
    caliph; kalif; kaliph; khalif; calif.
    • many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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grand_turk

  • noun the ruler of a Muslim country (especially of the former Ottoman Empire)
    sultan.

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strongman

  • noun a man who performs feats of strength at a fair or circus
  • noun a powerful political figure who rules by the exercise of force or violence
    • he is determined to bring down the Iraqi strongman

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overthrow

  • noun the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
  • noun the act of disturbing the mind or body
    upset; derangement.
    • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
    • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

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reign

  • noun a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
    • he was helpless under the reign of his egotism
  • noun the period during which a monarch is sovereign
    • during the reign of Henry VIII

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muslimism

  • noun the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion
    Islam.
    • Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia
  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Muhammadanism; Mohammedanism; Islamism; Islam.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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shiite

  • noun a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
    Shi'ite Muslim; Shi'ite; Shiite Muslim; Shia Muslim.

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fatimah

  • noun youngest daughter of the prophet Mohammed and wife of the fourth calif Ali; revered especially by Shiite Muslims (606-632)
    Fatima.

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lord

  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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shi'ite

  • noun a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
    Shiite; Shi'ite Muslim; Shiite Muslim; Shia Muslim.

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overturn

  • noun the act of upsetting something
    upset; turnover.
    • he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed
  • noun an improbable and unexpected victory
    upset.
    • the biggest upset since David beat Goliath

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king

  • noun a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
    male monarch; Rex.
  • noun a competitor who holds a preeminent position
    world-beater; queen.

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dionysius

  • noun the tyrant of Syracuse who fought the Carthaginians (430-367 BC)
    Dionysius the Elder.

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kaliph

  • noun the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
    khalifah; caliph; kalif; khalif; calif.
    • many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world

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governor

  • noun the head of a state government
  • noun a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
    regulator.

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mollah

  • noun a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque
    Mulla; Mullah.

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shah_of_iran

  • noun title for the former hereditary monarch of Iran
    Shah.

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khufu

  • noun Egyptian Pharaoh of the 27th century BC who commissioned the Great Pyramid at Giza
    Cheops.

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emir

  • noun an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)
    ameer; emeer; amir.

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imaum

  • noun (Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque; for Shiites an imam is a recognized authority on Islamic theology and law and a spiritual guide
    imam.

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hitler

  • noun German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
    Der Fuhrer; Adolf Hitler.

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jehad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    jihad; international jihad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
    jihad.

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wahabi

  • noun a member of a strictly orthodox Sunni Muslim sect from Saudi Arabia; strives to purify Islamic beliefs and rejects any innovation occurring after the 3rd century of Islam
    Wahhabi.
    • Osama bin Laden is said to be a Wahhabi Muslim

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monocracy

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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absolutism

  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    tyranny; despotism.
  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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despot

  • noun a cruel and oppressive dictator
    autocrat; tyrant.

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male_monarch

  • noun a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
    king; Rex.

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tojo

  • noun Japanese army officer who initiated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and who assumed dictatorial control of Japan during World War II; he was subsequently tried and executed as a war criminal (1884-1948)
    Tojo Eiki; Tojo Hideki.

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despotism

  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    tyranny; absolutism.
  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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dictate

  • noun an authoritative rule
  • noun a guiding principle
    • the dictates of reason

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saracen

  • noun (historically) a member of the nomadic people of the Syrian and Arabian deserts at the time of the Roman Empire
  • noun (when used broadly) any Arab

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francois_duvalier

  • noun oppressive Haitian dictator (1907-1971)
    Duvalier; Papa Doc.

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regime

  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    authorities; government.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
    regimen.

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fakeer

  • noun a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
    fakir; faqir; faquir.
  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; phoney; bogus; phony; fake.

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caliph

  • noun the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
    khalifah; kalif; kaliph; khalif; calif.
    • many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world

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capetian

  • noun a member of the Capetian dynasty
  • adjective of or relating to the French dynasty founded by Hugh Capet

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wahhabi

  • noun a member of a strictly orthodox Sunni Muslim sect from Saudi Arabia; strives to purify Islamic beliefs and rejects any innovation occurring after the 3rd century of Islam
    Wahabi.
    • Osama bin Laden is said to be a Wahhabi Muslim

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sovereign

  • noun a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
    monarch; crowned head.
  • adjective satellite (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
    self-governing; independent; autonomous.
    • an autonomous judiciary
    • a sovereign state

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administration

  • noun a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
    disposal.
  • noun the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    governing body; organisation; governance; organization; brass; establishment.
    • he claims that the present administration is corrupt
    • the governance of an association is responsible to its members
    • he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment

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tribal_sheik

  • noun the leader of an Arab village or family
    sheikh; tribal sheikh; Arab chief; sheik.

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tudor

  • noun an English dynasty descended from Henry Tudor; Tudor monarchs ruled from Henry VII to Elizabeth I (from 1485 to 1603)
    House of Tudor.
  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in England) (1909-1987)
    Antony Tudor.

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shia_muslim

  • noun a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
    Shiite; Shi'ite Muslim; Shi'ite; Shiite Muslim.

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general_franco

  • noun Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
    Francisco Franco; Franco; El Caudillo.

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grand

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    yard; G; thou; thousand; M; chiliad; one thousand; K; 1000.
  • noun a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    grand piano.

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huayna_capac

  • noun the Incan ruler under whom the Incan empire reached its widest extent (died in 1525)

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monarch

  • noun a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
    crowned head; sovereign.
  • noun large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed
    milkweed butterfly; monarch butterfly; Danaus plexippus.

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stalinism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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authoritarian

  • noun a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner
    dictator.
    • my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime
  • adjective satellite characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
    dictatorial; despotic; tyrannic; autocratic; tyrannical.
    • an authoritarian regime
    • autocratic government
    • despotic rulers
    • a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war
    • a tyrannical government

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saladin

  • noun sultan of Syria and Egypt; reconquered Jerusalem from the Christians in 1187 but was defeated by Richard Coeur de Lion in 1191 (1137-1193)
    Salah-ad-Din Yusuf ibn-Ayyub.

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salah-ad-din_yusuf_ibn-ayyub

  • noun sultan of Syria and Egypt; reconquered Jerusalem from the Christians in 1187 but was defeated by Richard Coeur de Lion in 1191 (1137-1193)
    Saladin.

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authoritarianism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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emeer

  • noun an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)
    ameer; emir; amir.

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adolf_hitler

  • noun German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
    Der Fuhrer; Hitler.

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tamburlaine

  • noun Mongolian ruler of Samarkand who led his nomadic hordes to conquer an area from Turkey to Mongolia (1336-1405)
    Tamerlane; Timur Lenk; Timur.

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authorities

  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    regime; government.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun the power or right to give orders or make decisions
    potency; authority; say-so; authorisation; dominance; authorization.
    • he has the authority to issue warrants
    • deputies are given authorization to make arrests
    • a place of potency in the state

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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cheops

  • noun Egyptian Pharaoh of the 27th century BC who commissioned the Great Pyramid at Giza
    Khufu.

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arab_chief

  • noun the leader of an Arab village or family
    sheikh; tribal sheikh; tribal sheik; sheik.

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assassin

  • noun a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
    bravo; assassinator.
    • his assassins were hunted down like animals
    • assassinators of kings and emperors
  • noun a member of a secret order of Muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed Christian Crusaders

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shiite_muslim

  • noun a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
    Shiite; Shi'ite Muslim; Shi'ite; Shia Muslim.

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ali

  • noun United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)
    Cassius Clay; Muhammad Ali; Cassius Marcellus Clay.
  • noun the fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects

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one-man_rule

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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rule

  • noun a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
    regulation.
    • it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast
    • short haircuts were the regulation
  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; normal; convention.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors

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tamerlane

  • noun Mongolian ruler of Samarkand who led his nomadic hordes to conquer an area from Turkey to Mongolia (1336-1405)
    Timur Lenk; Tamburlaine; Timur.

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tsar

  • noun a male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917)
    czar; tzar.

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basileus

  • noun a ruler of the eastern Roman Empire

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moghul

  • noun a member of the Muslim dynasty that ruled India until 1857
    Mogul.

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regent

  • noun members of a governing board
    trustee.
  • noun someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch

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lordship

  • noun the authority of a lord
  • noun a title used to address any British peer except a duke and extended to a bishop or a judge
    • Your Lordship
    • His Lordship

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amir

  • noun an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)
    ameer; emir; emeer.

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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islam

  • noun the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion
    Muslimism.
    • Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia
  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Muhammadanism; Mohammedanism; Islamism; Muslimism.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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