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de·wan

 (dĭ-wän′)
n.
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.]

dewan

(dɪˈwɑːn) or

diwan

n
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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