vilayet(redirected from Vilâyet)
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An administrative division of Turkey.
[Turkish vilāyet, from Arabic wilāya, province, from waliya, to administer; see wly in Semitic roots.]
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a major administrative division of Turkey
[C19: from Turkish, from Arabic wilāyat, from walīy governor]
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