E"mir (?), E*meer" (?), n. [Ar. emir, amir, commander: cf. F. 'emir. Cf. Admiral, Ameer.]

An Arabian military commander, independent chieftain, or ruler of a province; also, an honorary title given to the descendants of Mohammed, in the line of his daughter Fatima; among the Turks, likewise, a title of dignity, given to certain high officials.

 

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