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 (nĭ-zäm′, -zăm′, nī-)
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.]


(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


(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]
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Not far off rose Ellora, with its graceful pagodas, and the famous Aurungabad, capital of the ferocious Aureng-Zeb, now the chief town of one of the detached provinces of the kingdom of the Nizam.
The polki diamond chokers, tikas and jhoomers were inspired by the Nizam of Hyderabad's collection.
September 17 should be celebrated as grandly as August 15 is celebrated," he said demanding that the history of the struggle against the Nizam should be included in the school curriculum.
A spectacular Holland & Holland 4-bore double rifle, one from the property of the Nizam of Hyderabad, sold for a phenomenal $258,750 including premiums at the March 15, 2016, James D.
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In exchange, guests get a feel of the private chambers of the Nizam and the Durbar Hall that hosted King George V and Czar Nicholas II.
The Nizam of Hyderabad, a maharajah of fabled wealth, deposited a million pounds with the National Westminster Bank in London as he dithered over which of the two new nations to join.
Four of the emeralds belong to the treasury of the Nizam of Hyderabad in India.
Masses and officials knew of this practice and were wary of any stranger fearing he could be the Nizam going around incognito.
He reminded the critics that even the government of India had honoured the Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan with the position of "Raj Pramukh" after merger of Hyderabad into the Indian union in 1948.
Those spreading canard against the Nizam of Hyderabad forgot his generous contributions to a large number of temples in and outside his state", Owaisi said reeling out the figures of his contributions.