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One of several Ottoman viceroys ruling Egypt from 1867 to 1914.

[French khédive, from Ottoman Turkish hıdiv, from Persian khidēv, lord, from Bactrian xoadēo, from Old Iranian *xva-tāvya-; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]


(Historical Terms) the viceroy of Egypt under Ottoman suzerainty (1867–1914)
[C19: from French khédive, from Turkish hidiv, from Persian khidīw prince]
kheˈdival, kheˈdivial adj
kheˈdivate, kheˈdiviate n



the title of the Turkish viceroys in Egypt from 1867 to 1914.
[< French khédive < Turkish hidiv < Persian khidīw prince]
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Noun1.khedive - one of the Turkish viceroys who ruled Egypt between 1867 and 1914Khedive - one of the Turkish viceroys who ruled Egypt between 1867 and 1914
viceroy, vicereine - governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign
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She debuted her talent in the 1960s on the stage of the Khedival Opera, and was one of the early graduates of the Bolshol Academic Choreographic School based in Moscow.
Commissioned by the ruler of Egypt, Isma'il Pasha, to debut at the Khedival Opera House in Cairo, Aida was to come with a pay cheque of then 150,000 francs.
The whole area is known as the Khedival Cairo, referring to the project by Khedive Ismail, who ruled Egypt between 1863 and 1879.
The building is one of the first constructed buildings of 19th century Khedival Cairo.
She looks first at relations between Copt and the state, discussing religion and state-building in the Khedival Period 1798-1882, the making of new national identities 1882-1919, and constitutional politics and political Islam 1922-46.
The mission was to emancipate Egyptians from the arbitrary and inhumane cruelties of Khedival rule, and to elevate them to a status of humanity previously lacking.
From the early catalogues of the British Museum and Khedival collections edited by Stanley Lane-Poole in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to the 1982 catalogue of the Egyptian National.
Despite the recent mega-expansion of the city, or perhaps because of it, the throbbing heart of literary Cairo continues to be Wist el balad (downtown, Khedival Cairo), with its many coffee shops, art galleries, bars, and smoking dens, many of which are represented in the texts included in the literary atlas.
Policing Egyptian Women: Sex, Law, and Medicine in Khedival Egypt.
Internal evidence in a manuscript copy kept in the Khedival Library (al-Maktabat al-Khidiwiyya, also known as Dar al-Kutub) (4) in Cairo indicates that the work was composed in 570/1175 or earlier, for the conclusion therein reads as follows:
The khedival hotel was built in 1886 and has seven suites that overlook the Nile.
The effects of this, compounded by levies of draught animal for the Khedive's new Army, and the inventiveness of the Khedival treasury in finding new things to tax, led to destitution.