What is emir?

  • (noun): An independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia).
    Synonyms: amir, emeer, ameer


Emir (, Arabic: أمير‎ ʾAmīr (Feminine: Emira, أميرة ʾAmīrah), meaning "commander", "general", or "prince"; also transliterated as Amir, Aamir or Ameer) is a title of high office, used throughout the Muslim world. Emirs are usually considered high-ranking Sheikhs, but in monarchic states, the term is also used for Princes, with "Emirate" being analogous to a sovereign principality.

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Constitution Of Kuwait
... The Constitution of Kuwait was created in June 1961 by Emir Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah ... The head of the state is the Emir with extensive competencies, who along with his cabinet constitutes the executive branch ... The Emir is also part of the legislative branch along with the National Assembly of Kuwait ...
Emir - Other Uses
... the female name Emira, often interpreted as "princess", is a derivative of the male name Emir ...
... Palermo and its name means "the resting place or the messuage of the Emir", and dates from the Muslim emirate of Sicily age ... as Castello dell'Emiro, or "Castle of the Emir") founded by emir Jafar II (998-1019) ...
Sulaimanu Barau
... Suleimanu Barau, OBE (1903 – 1979) was the 6th emir of Abuja ... In 1944, he was appointed emir of Abuja, by the time of his appointment, he was the first western trained emir in Nigeria ...
Sahnun - Biography - Life
... appointed Qadi (judge) of North Africa by the Aghlabid emir Muhammad I Abul-Abbas ... for a year, only accepting after the emir swore to give him a free hand in matters of justice, even if this involved prosecuting members of the emir's family and court ... towards litigants and witnesses, but strict towards the men surrounding the emir he refused to allow them to send representatives on their behalf in ...