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(Historical Terms) (formerly) a Muslim ruling prince or powerful landowner in India. Also called: nabob
[C18: from Hindi nawwāb, from Arabic nuwwāb, plural of na'ib viceroy, governor]
a provincial governor in Mogul India.
[1750–60; < Urdu nawwāb < Arabic nuwwāb, pl. of nā'ib deputy, viceroy]
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|Noun||1.||nawab - a governor in India during the Mogul empire|
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
governor - the head of a state government