emir emir  /ɪ ˈmɪr/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. While the emir remained seated, it was his wife who got up and delivered the speech--in English, wearing a loose head scarf that took nothing away from her film-star looks.
  2. While the emir remained seated, it was his wife who got up and delivered the speech in English, wearing a loose head scarf that took nothing away from her film-star looks.
  3. There was very little beating, and the emir barely even spoke with him, but Waddah says it was the scariest episode of his captivity.

News

  1. Kuwait court orders dissolution of parliament, new elections

    By Sylvia Westall and Mahmoud Harby KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's top court ordered the dissolution of parliament on Sunday and called for fresh elections, a ruling likely to herald fresh political volatility in the U.S.-allied Gulf Arab state. The Constitutional Court made its ruling after throwing out opposition challenges to changes to the electoral system decreed by the emir, hereditary ruler ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Kuwaiti Court Dissolves Assembly for Elections Under Amended Law

    Kuwait’s top court ordered the dissolution of parliament and the holding of elections under an amended voting law decreed by the emirate’s ruler and rejected by the opposition movement.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Qatar leadership change would herald little shift in policy

    By Regan Doherty DOHA (Reuters) - A planned leadership change that could see Qatar's U.S.-allied Emir eventually ceding power to his son is unlikely to change the Gulf state's taste for bold investments overseas and assertive support for Arab Spring revolts. Analysts say Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim will probably pursue the policies of his father, under whose rule the U.S.-allied gas exporter has ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "Failure to give allegiance to the emir after he has been endorsed leads to great evils," bin Laden warned. "Emir Abu Omar would rather have his neck severed than betray the Muslims ...... Emir Abu Omar and his brothers are not one of those...
    on Dec 29, 2007 By: Osama bin Laden Source: Forbes

  2. "It seems that when you become a well-known figure you aren't allowed to talk about the United States or Bush," Maradona told reporters. "There are a lot of subjects that you aren't allowed to talk about anymore. But Emir showed me the...
    on May 20, 2008 By: Diego Maradona Source: FOXNews

  3. "I convey very special greetings from the Holy Father to the Emir," said Cardinal Ivan Dias, the envoy of Pope Benedict XVI and the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
    on Mar 15, 2008 By: Ivan Dias Source: USA Today

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