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ha·kim 1also ha·keem (hä′kēm)
n. pl. ha·kims also ha·keems
A doctor, especially one who practices traditional medicine, in a predominantly Muslim culture.
[Arabic ḥakīm, wise, wise man, from ḥakama, to judge, decide; see ḥkm in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
n. pl. ha·kims
An honorific traditionally applied to a Muslim ruler, provincial governor, or judge.
[Arabic ḥākim, active participle of ḥakama, to decide, govern; see ḥkm in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]