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 (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]
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The party was also itching to launch an aggressive campaign to brand KCR regime as pro-Muslim and anti-Hindu by highlighting the reservation bill and frequent statements of KCR praising the Nizams of Hyderabad.
Trump will be greeted in Hyderabad by Modi who will host a gala dinner at the Falaknuma Palace, a luxury hotel once owned by one of the nizams who ruled the city before India's independence.
MA/MMK: Two interesting projects you later worked on were an exhibition on khadi in 2002, and archiving and curating the collection of textiles and garments of the Hyderabad Nizams in 2006-07 towards a permanent display.
After ten years of sensitive restoration the property opened in November 2010 providing guests a glimpse of the elusive imperial lifestyle of the Nizams who governed the legendary city of Hyderabad.
A myriad of princes, nizams, and maharajas, inspired by the British rulers and their ways, hunted big game on their possessions.
Without doubt, Hyderabad of the Nizams nurtured the country's most evolved cuisine.
Dubai: One thing that has come to define Hyderabad - an erstwhile Indian princely state founded by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 and ruled by the house of Nizams over the years since - is its rich 'royal' cuisine.
Museums, temples and 18th century structures What: An ancient city named after the then ruling Nizams surrounded by heritage structures and water bodies Why: Because there's plenty to do in and around Nizamabad and it is not yet on the tourist map.
METHODS: This study conducted in the department of neurosurgery, Nizams institute of medical sciences, Hyderabad who underwent surgical treatment for cervical intradural tumors from foramen magnum to C7 during the period 2006-2008.
The erstwhile rulers of Telangana, whose capital is the famous Indian city of Hyderabad, had the best of ties with Saudi Arabia," he said, referring to the Nizams who ruled the cash-rich state for nearly 400 years.
The study was conducted by researchers at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the NIZAMS Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, India.