Ef*fen"di (?), n. [Turk. efendi, fr. Modern Gr. &?;, fr. Gr. &?; a chief. See Authentic.]

Master; sir; -- a title of a Turkish state official and man of learning, especially one learned in the law.

 

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Ef*fen"di (?), n., [Turk. efendi, fr. Modern Gr. &?;, fr. Gr. &?; a chief. See Authentic.]

Master; sir; -- a Turkish title of respect, applied esp. to a state official or man of learning, as one learned in the law, but often simply as the courtesy title of a gentleman.

 

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