khedive

Part of speech: noun

The viceroy of Egypt.

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Usage examples "khedive":

  1. The khedive was evidently powerless. - "A Chapter of Adventures", G. A. Henty.
  2. The correspondent of the Morning Post gives some very terse and exhaustive accounts of the railway system now extending through the Delta, and dwells upon the fact that the agricultural light railways- similar to the one mentioned earlier in these pages, made by the Khedive to his estates near Cairo- have been a distinct success, and he goes on to say that: The broad- gauge State railways of the Egyptian Delta may be roughly compared with the sticks of a fan. - "The Khedive's Country", George Manville Fenn.
  3. Hicks Pasha was appointed, on August 20, 1883, by the Khedive to command the expedition into that province. - "The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)", John Holland Rose.