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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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KARACHI -- Aseefa Bhutto Zardari visited theresidence of Shaheed Marium Mukhtar and offered Fateha and condolence to the bereaved family here on Friday.
Fateha was offered for woman pilot Mariam Mukhtar Shaheed and the martyrs who sacrificed their life is the war against terrorism.
The Academy Award-winning musician will celebrate World Water Day alongside more than 100 Cirque du Soleil artists in an original, one-night only production created by Mukhtar O.
High Court of England granted Friday the right for the lawyers of ex-head of the Board of Directors of BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov to disclose data on assets of the banker that were protected by the attorney's secret, the court said in a statement, the Kazakh media report.
Khartoum, 9 Juillet (SUNA) - Le Directeur de l'Administration Generale des examens et de l'evaluation, Mukhtar Mohamed Mukhtar, a annonce la completion de tous les arrangements techniques et procedurales e pour declarer les resultats de l'examen de l'ecole secondaire pour l'annee scolaire 2014 dans les prochains jours, apres son approbation par le Conseil des examens du Soudan et la presidence de la Republique.
Summary: Hezbollah fighters entered Tfail in east Lebanon over the weekend in search of Syrian opposition fighters reportedly seeking refuge in the embattled village, according to the local mukhtar and residents.
Varanasi: The withdrawal of Qaumi Ekta Dal (QED) leader Mukhtar Ansari from the poll fray in Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh is unlikely to prevent a split in the Muslim vote in this high-profile seat where the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is one of the contestants.
shuttle diplomacy has not achieved any progress in the Mideast peace process, Mukhtar quoting the same sources as saying that they do not expect "any positive development in this period with regards to an inter-Arab reconciliation or the peace efforts.
Pakistan's defence minister Ahmad Mukhtar has said the country was seriously concerned at growing Indian influence in Afghanistan.
MANAMA: Bapco has appointed Abdulnabi Mukhtar as deep gas exploration manager.
We're trying to find out if we can benefit the environment by diverting some of the manure that is being applied to waste application fields," says ASABE member Saqib Mukhtar, associate professor at Texas A & M University.
Javed Mukhtar, 58, was handcuffed, hooded and shackled for three weeks after being bundled into a van and driven 200 miles from Glasgow to Manchester.