khedive khedive

Definition(s):

  • (n) one of the Turkish viceroys who ruled Egypt between 1867 and 1914

Usage(s):

  • When the khedive of Egypt in 1875 put his Suez Canal shares on the market, Britain needed $19 million to outbid other countries.

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  • "On 30 October 1882 in Abdeen Square," notes Jacques Berque in his seminal work Egypt: Imperialism and Revolution "the British troops filed past, almost in their entirety -- some 12,000 men. The Khedive watched the scene from a rostrum, with...
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Jacques Berque Source: Al-Ahram Weekly

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