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Ni·zam (nĭ-zäm′, -zăm′, nī-)
1. Used formerly as a title for rulers of Hyderabad, India.
2. The Turkish army, especially in the 1800s.
, governor (of the empire)
, from Arabic niẓām
, order, arrangement
, from naẓama
, to arrange
; see nṯ̣m
in Semitic roots
(Military) (formerly) a Turkish regular soldier
[C18: ultimately from Arabic nizām order, arrangement]
the title of the ruler of Hyderabad, India, from 1724 to 1948
Ni•zam (nɪˈzɑm, -ˈzæm, naɪ-)
1. the title of the ruler of Hyderabad from the 18th century to 1950.
2. (l.c.) the Turkish army or any member of it.
[1595–1605; (definition 1) < Urdu Nizām-al-mulk governor of the realm; (definition 2) < Turkish nizamiye regular army; both < Arabic niẓām order, arrangement]
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Though the princely state of Hyderabad was ruled by ten rulers during the Asif Jahi dynasty
from 1724 to 1948 (Only seven of them were given the title of Asaf Jah by the Mughal Emperor), it was the sixth Nizam who was the most popular of them all and who ruled the hearts of his subjects cutting across the faith, caste and creed and whose 27-year era was called the "Most "Romantic Era of Hyderabad's history".
Nizam, shortened from Nizam-ul-Mulk, meaning Administrator of the Realm, was the title of the sovereigns of Hyderabad State, since 1724, belonging to the Asif Jahi dynasty