Me*dji"di*e, Me*dji"di*eh (?), n. [Turk. majIdieh (prop. fem. a., fr. Ar. mejId glorious); -- so called after the sultan Abdul Mejid, lit., "servant of the Glorious One," i.e., of God.]

1.

(a)

A silver coin of Turkey formerly rated at twenty, but since 1880 at nineteen, piasters (about 83 cents).

(b)

A gold coin of Turkey equal to one hundred piastres ($4.396 or 18s. ¾d.); a lira, or Turkish pound.

2.

A Turkish honorary order established in 1851 by Abdul-Mejid, having as its badge a medallion surrounded by seven silver rays and crescents. It is often conferred on foreigners.

 

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