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 (mo͝ok′tär′, mo͝oKH′-)
A leader of an Arab village or district, usually chosen or approved by consensus.

[Arabic muḫtār, passive participle of iḫtāra, to choose, elect, prefer, derived stem of ḫāra, to choose; see ḫyr in Semitic roots.]


1. (Law) a lawyer in India during the 19th and early 20th centuries
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a chief official in a town or village in Turkey or the Ottoman Empire
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Head of Benin Zonal Office Muhtar Bello, said the female suspect was involved in obtaining and stealing people's identification information which she forward to her American collaborators.
Muhtar Usman, intervient dans le contexte d'une declaration de l'Organisation mondiale de la sante (OMS) faisant d'Ebola une urgence de sante publique de portee internationale (PHEIC) suite a l'apparition de la maladie a virus Ebola en Republique democratique du Congo (RD Congo).
Buhari at the summit met with Dr Mansur Muhtar, Vice- President of the Islamic Development Bank and solicited the support of the bank to address Nigeria's infrastructure deficit.
12 other new members of the Youth working committee were also named: Abdul Malik Abd Razak, Akram Ikrami Taib Azamudden, Izwan Abdul Halim, Juwahir Amin, Khairul Nazir Helmi Azhar, Mohd Al Ghazali Abu Bakar, Mohammad Arifiriazul Paijo, Mohd Hafez Sabri, Mohammad Nadzim Ahmad, Muhammad Fadzli Abu Bakar, Muhtar Suhaili, and Roslan Md Esa.
The political council includes Almazbek Atambayev, MPs Irina Karamushkina, Murdayl Mademinov, Karamat Orozova, Anvar Artykov, Riskeldi Mombekov, Asel Koduranova, Alfia Samigullina, Muhtar Ainakulov.
Ive had the honor and pleasure of working with Richard Daley for many years, and I thank him for his valuable contributions to our company and system, said Chairman Muhtar Kent.
Mansur Muhtar, vice president of sector operations, commended the progress made by the BRAVE project in providing livelihood support to Yemen by unleashing the private sector's role in maintaining business resilience.
Coca-Cola said Thursday that CEO James Quincey will take over as chairman for Muhtar Kent, who will retire in April.
James Quincey was elected as the 14th chairman of The Coca-Cola Company, succeeding Muhtar Kent, who plans to retire in April after a Coca-Cola system career that started in 1978.
Mansur Muhtar made these remarks during a discussion in Washington DC jointly organised by IsDB and World Bank based on a report on "Mobilising Islamic Finance for Infrastructure-Public Private Partnership."
"The IDB, in partnership with the World Bank, will work to unlock the potential of the $1.9 trillion Islamic finance market to mobilize resources for infrastructure development projects using public-private partnership (PPP)," Muhtar told the forum.
"The mobile phones have had a certain impact on our whistle tradition here, but we are trying to keep our culture alive," said the Muhtar, the elected headman of Kuskoy (literally translated as "bird village").