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 (mo͝ok′tär′, mo͝oKH′-)
A leader of an Arab village or district, usually chosen or approved by consensus.

[Arabic muḫtār, passive participle of iḫtāra, to choose, elect, prefer, derived stem of ḫāra, to choose; see ḫyr in Semitic roots.]


1. (Law) a lawyer in India during the 19th and early 20th centuries
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a chief official in a town or village in Turkey or the Ottoman Empire
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Mosul / National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) - Unknown gunmen assassinated the Mukhtar of al-Bakr district near his home in al-Akhaa area east of Mosul, according to a security source.
MUZAFFARGARH -- Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ms Margaret Adamson on Sunday visited Miranwala village, the hometown of known social figure Mukhtar Mai.
Mukhtar Ahmad an eminent retina surgeon of the country has formed an NGO with the name of "Elza Retina Welfare Organization (ERWO)".
Summary: Karachi [Pakistan], November 30 (ANI): Pakistan cricketer Mukhtar Ahmed, who has proved himself in the shortest format of cricket by producing an incredible strike rate 178.
The second death anniversary of female fighter pilot, Flying Officer, Marium Mukhtar Shaheed is being observed on Friday.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that Shaheed Pilot Maryam Mukhtar is the pride of the nation and a strong symbol of bravery for the whole country.
He is suspected of embezzlement from the bank as part of the crime group headed by Mukhtar Ablyazov.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday expressed deep grief over the demise of renowned intellectual and writer Mukhtar Masood.
Tripoli' As Italy prepares to send 200 soldiers along with 100 medical support team and military hospital along with aircraft and warships to Libya to be stationed in the city of Misurata, 200 kms east of Tripoli, Libya commemorates the 84th Anniversary of the death of the national resistance hero Omar Al Mukhtar.
Summary: In recent weeks Sidon's alleyways and streets were decked with images of female candidates for the mukhtar elections.
NNA - Prime Minister Tammam Salam called on the Lebanese "to heavily participate in the municipal and mukhtar elections during the first phase this Sunday".
The IDG's Computerworld has announced 100 technology leaders' honouree and Mukhtar Hussain from Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC) Limited has secured a spot amongst those.