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Ni·zam(nĭ-zäm′, -zăm′, nī-)
1. Used formerly as a title for rulers of Hyderabad, India.
2. The Turkish army, especially in the 1800s.
(Military) (formerly) a Turkish regular soldier
[C18: ultimately from Arabic nizām order, arrangement]
the title of the ruler of Hyderabad, India, from 1724 to 1948
Ni•zam(nɪˈzɑm, -ˈzæm, naɪ-)
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]