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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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QUETTA -- Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri on late Tuesday night sacked the Provincial Home Minister, Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti, from his office with immediate effect.
KARACHI -- A judicial magistrate of Malir accepted on Wednesday the relief application of Shahrukh Jatoi, the prime suspect in the Shahzeb Khan murder case, and his brother Nawab Jatoi in a forgery case.
QUETTA: The Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri sacked the Provincial Home Minister, Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti and his special assistant Mir Amanullah Notizai from their offices with immediate effect, late on Tuesday night.
QUETTA -- Special Assistant to Chief Minister Balochistan on Inter-Provincial Coordination Agha Nawab Shah has said that 10-year uplift package will certainly create development balance in province which was announced by Prime Minister during his visit to Quetta.
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