Nizam

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Ni·zam

 (nĭ-zäm′, -zăm′, nī-)
n.
1. Used formerly as a title for rulers of Hyderabad, India.
2. The Turkish army, especially in the 1800s.

[Urdu nizām(-almulk), governor (of the empire), from Arabic niẓām, order, arrangement, from naẓama, to arrange; see nṯ̣m in Semitic roots.]

nizam

(naɪˈzæm)
n
(Military) (formerly) a Turkish regular soldier
[C18: ultimately from Arabic nizām order, arrangement]

Nizam

(nɪˈzɑːm)
n
the title of the ruler of Hyderabad, India, from 1724 to 1948

Ni•zam

(nɪˈzɑm, -ˈzæm, naɪ-)

n.
1. the title of the ruler of Hyderabad from the 18th century to 1950.
2. (l.c.) the Turkish army or any member of it.
[1595–1605; (definition 1) < Urdu Nizām-al-mulk governor of the realm; (definition 2) < Turkish nizamiye regular army; both < Arabic niẓām order, arrangement]
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In the Asafjahi court, during the period of Nizam Ali khan, in 1730s, "a sum of rupees twelve thousand per month was spent towards salaries of tawaifs.
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As the Mughal Empire began to disintegrate in the early 18th century, the Muslim Asafjahi dynasty established a separate