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n.1.Any of several valuable estates of the Egyptian khedive or his family. The most important are the Da"i*ra Sa"ni*eh (sä"nĭ*ĕ), or Da"i*ra Sa"ni*yeh, and the Da"i*ra Khas"sa, administered by the khedive's European bondholders, and known collectively as the Daira, or the Daira estates.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(11.) Ibn Qadi Shuhba, Tabaqat al-shafi'iyya (Hyderabad: Da'ira Ma'arif al-'Uthmaniyya, 1978), vol.
These are subdivided into six or seven districts or dawa'er (da'ira, singular) and ahyia' (hayy, singular), that is, neighbourhoods or municipalities.