Definition of Diwan

1. Noun. A Muslim council of state.

Exact synonyms: Divan
Generic synonyms: Privy Council



2. Noun. A collection of Persian or Arabic poems (usually by one author).
Exact synonyms: Divan
Generic synonyms: Anthology

3. Noun. A Muslim council chamber or law court.
Exact synonyms: Divan
Generic synonyms: Boardroom, Council Chamber, Chamber

Definition of Diwan

1. dewan [n -S] - See also: dewan

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diwan

divulses
divulsing
divulsion
divulsions
divulsive
divulsor
divvers
divvied
divvies
divvy
divvy duck
divvy up
divvy van
divvy vans
divvying
diwan (current term)
diwaniya
diwaniyas
diwans
dixanthogen
dixenite
dixi
dixie
dixies
dixit
dixits
dixy
dixyrazine
diylidene
diyne

Literary usage of Diwan

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1. A Oriental Biographical Dictionary: Founded on Materials Collected by the by Thomas William Beale, Henry George Keene (1881)
"Tamanna, ^*J, author of a small diwan in Urdu. ... Tanha, 'A poetical title of 'Abdul Latif Khan, who is the author of a diwan. Tanha, 'A poetical name of ..."

2. Cities of India by George Forrest (1903)
"In a small court leading from the quadrangle in which the diwan-i-Khas ... is the Emperor's private mosque, the THE diwan-I-KHAS. ..."

3. Through the British Empire by Joseph Alexander Hübner (1886)
"... —diwan-i-Khas—diwan-i-Am—The Pearl Mosque—The Great Mosque—State of native feeling—Kutub Minar—The Bidge—Delhi. Across the Punjaub. ..."

4. History of India by Abraham Valentine Williams Jackson, Romesh Chunder Dutt, Vincent Arthur Smith, Stanley Lane-Poole, Henry Miers Elliot, William Wilson Hunter, Alfred Comyn Lyall (1907)
"THE diwan -I - AAM AT DELHI. He was imprisoned for some days and subjected to indignity. The design in this may have been (God knows! ..."

5. The Life of the Marquis of Dalhousie, K. T. by William Lee-Warner (1904)
"... force—Officers' wives not allowed to join their husbands—Smouldering embers of disturbance—Behaviour of the Maharani—Trial and conviction of diwan ..."

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