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One of several Ottoman viceroys ruling Egypt from 1867 to 1914.

[French khédive, from Ottoman Turkish hıdiv, from Persian khidēv, lord, from Bactrian xoadēo, from Old Iranian *xva-tāvya-; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]


(Historical Terms) the viceroy of Egypt under Ottoman suzerainty (1867–1914)
[C19: from French khédive, from Turkish hidiv, from Persian khidīw prince]
kheˈdival, kheˈdivial adj
kheˈdivate, kheˈdiviate n



the title of the Turkish viceroys in Egypt from 1867 to 1914.
[< French khédive < Turkish hidiv < Persian khidīw prince]
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Noun1.khedive - one of the Turkish viceroys who ruled Egypt between 1867 and 1914Khedive - one of the Turkish viceroys who ruled Egypt between 1867 and 1914
viceroy, vicereine - governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign
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Many years later, the palace's historic set of stairs witnessed the first official appearance of Egypt's most prominent couples, from Khedive Ismail's son and his bride to daughter of Prime Minister Nahhas Pasha along with her husband.
Egypt's future will not lie in the hands of a sultan, a khedive, a king or even a president.
En janvier 1864, le khedive Ismail le nomma Garde des Sceaux.
The committee is currently working on commencing projects developing Khedive Cairo.
Stories tell that it all started accidentally, when some soldiers were cleaning a cannon in the era of the Khedive Ismail, when a mistaken bullet went in the air and accidently met the exact time of Iftar.
Summary: It is said that Habib Sakakini came to the attention of Khedive Ismail, and thereafter made his fortune in building contracts, by transporting sack loads of hungry cats to the excavations underway for the rat-infested Suez Canal project.
La presse de 1889 en Egypte est entierement focalisee sur le retour du cheikh Mohamed Abdou de l'exil apres avoir ete gracie par le Khedive Tawfik, et ce suite a l'intervention de son disciple Sd Zaghloul et de Nazli Fadele.
Khedive Ismail, the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan from 1863 to 1879, was the first to venture into discovering the Nile's headwaters and assessing the areas.
The annual Fellah Day harks back to a showdown in Cairo's Abdeen Square on September 9, 1881 between nationalist leader Ahmed Orabi and traitor Khedive Tawfik.
Il etait initialement la residence du khedive Abbas Hilmy avant d'accueillir le roi Farouk.
From the Falaki theatre to the old French consulate, the city that was built in the early 19th century by Khedive Ismail remains beautiful yet forgotten.
There have been many other series about famous figures, such as Egyptian actress and political activist Rose Al-Youssef (1897-1958) and Mohamed Ali Pasha (1769-1849), an Albanian who became Wali (King) and self-declared Khedive of Egypt and Sudan, as well as Al-Shaimaa, the Prophet Mohamed's foster sister.