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Any of various government officials in India, especially a regional prime minister.

[Hindi dēvān and Urdu dēwān, from Persian dēvān, variant of dīvān, government office; see divan.]


(dɪˈwɑːn) or


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (formerly in India) the chief minister or finance minister of a state ruled by an Indian prince
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly in India) the chief minister or finance minister of a state ruled by an Indian prince
[C17: from Hindi dīwān, from Persian dēvan register, book of accounts; see divan]
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On behalf of our Chairman, Dewan Yousuf Farooqui and our C.
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