vilayet

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vi·la·yet

 (vē′lä-yĕt′)
n.
An administrative division of Turkey.

[Turkish vilāyet, from Arabic wilāya, province, from waliya, to administer; see wly in Semitic roots.]
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vilayet

(vɪˈlɑːjɛt)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a major administrative division of Turkey
[C19: from Turkish, from Arabic wilāyat, from walīy governor]
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