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sha·rif

 (shə-rēf′)
n.
Variant of sherif.

sharif

(ʃæˈriːf)
n
(Islam) a variant transliteration of sherif

she•rif

sha•rif

(ʃəˈrif)

n.
1. a governor of Mecca descended from Muhammad.
2. an Arab chief, prince, or ruler.
[1590–1600; < Arabic sharīf exalted (person)]
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Sherifs are above all blood-feuds and local rivalries, and form the only principle of unity among the Arabs.
Magnify and develop the growing conception of the Sherifs as the natural aristocracy of the Arabs.
Do not cause a laugh at a Sherif except among Sherifs.