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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]


(nəˈwɒb, -ˈwɔb)

a provincial governor in Mogul India.
[1750–60; < Urdu nawwāb < Arabic nuwwāb, pl. of nā'ib deputy, viceroy]
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Noun1.nawab - a governor in India during the Mogul empirenawab - 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
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The bench rejected objections raised against the acceptance of Dar's nomination papers for the Senate elections by Pakistan People's Party leader Nawabzada Nawazish Ali.
A two-member full bench conducted the hearing on Pakistan People's Party leader Nawabzada Nawazish Ali 's plea in which he said Ishaq Dar is an asserted accused in Panama Papers due to which he cannot contest in upcoming Senate elections.
ISLAMABAD -- The National Assembly Monday offered Fateha for the departed soul of the grandmother of Nawabzada Raja Matloob Mehdi MNA, a student of Bajaur Agency killed in Karachi last day and Iranian plane crash victims.
GUJRAT -- The district administration has got the construction of the sports stadium/shopping centre at the land of historical Government Zamindar College stopped after PML-N MNA Nawabzada Mazhar Ali Khan brought into its notice the issue of alleged illegal mutation of the college land to the sports department by the then district management in 2004.
DHABEJI -- The chieftain of the Marri community Nawabzada Gazain Marri chaired meeting of the notables of his community in Dhabeji on Monday.
QUETTA: Nawabzada Lashkari Raisani, a very senior and seasoned politician, has called for provincial autonomy under the spirit of Pakistan Resolution of 1940.
Quetta -- The Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) has granted bail to former provincial Interior Minister Balochistan Nawabzada Gazeen Mari.
Earlier, party stalwarts Nazar Mohammad Gondal from Mandi Bahauddin, Nawabzada Ghazanfar Ali Gul from Gujrat and Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan from Sialkot have bid adieu to the PPP.
In this election some of the prominent candidates contesting key constituencies are Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti from the Jamhoori Watan Party on NA-259- Quetta against PPP's Mir Maqbool Ahmad Lehri and Pakistan Muslim League's Ruqaya Hashmi.
Nawabzada Aminullah Khan Raisani, ambassador of Pakistan to Oman, won the toss and elected to bat first.
However, former PPP Balochistan president Nawabzada Lashkari Raisani, Jamhoori Watan Party chief Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti, and PML-N leader General (r) Abdul Qadir Baloch have already announced boycotting of the APC.
Muscat, Oct 5 (ONA) Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al-Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court received in his office here today Nawabzada Aminullah Khan Raisani, ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Sultanate.