Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Nizam: Nizam al-Mulk


 (nĭ-zäm′, -zăm′, nī-)
1. Used formerly as a title for rulers of Hyderabad, India.
2. The Turkish army, especially in the 1800s.

[Urdu nizām(-almulk), 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


(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]
References in classic literature ?
Not far off rose Ellora, with its graceful pagodas, and the famous Aurungabad, capital of the ferocious Aureng-Zeb, now the chief town of one of the detached provinces of the kingdom of the Nizam.
Tenders are invited for Ar And Mo To External Services At Nizam Palace Campus Kolkata During 2015 16Sh Cleaning Of Garbage From Nizam Palace Campus Phasei
Christian community leader Maj A(r) Rashid Nizam said that all religions teach love, patience and brotherhood.
Hyderabad: Opposition to the Telangana government's plans to demolish the heritage building of Osmania General Hospital gained further momentum on Monday, with members of the Nizam family joining the campaign to preserve the building.
Summary: Nizam Mogheit, brother of captive serviceman Ibrahim Mogheit, said Tuesday that he opposed any politicization of the crisis, and that General Security head Maj.
So 17-year-old high school student Paulo Nizam knows he has his work cut out.
To try and blame "race" or whatever Nizam wants to suggest can only be emotional.
PESHAWAR -- Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani has suspended SHO Nizam Pur Bakhtaj Khan and Muharrar Asad Jan on faulty investigation and ordered departmental inquiry against him.
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), June 9 ( ANI ): Kashmir remembered the 19th century Sufi saint of miracles, Hazrat Baba Nizam Ud Din Kiyanvi, on his 122nd death anniversary, the celebrations of which concluded on Monday.
Nizam said his father lost his legs during a patrol in eastern Kunar province, an incident that changed his life.
According to Shaikh Nizam Yaquby, perpetual bonds/sukuk are classified as tier 1 capital under the new norms.
Manama- Oct13 (BNA) The Waqf Fund, a Bahrain-based special fund to support Islamic finance training, education and research, hosted its third Shari'a Scholar session with leading Islamic finance scholar Shaikh Nizam Yaquby.