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  • n  a former Turkish term of respect; especially for government officials

  • The next minute, seven Egyptian students wearing effendi dress drew their revolvers and riddled the car with bullets.
  • Parts of the effendi class like to listen to Axis promises of advancement and power.
  • Said one British official in Jerusalem last week: "The whole effendi class has gone.
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  • A Fairy Tale in Transylvania
    Rena Effendi went looking for a fairy-tale village in Transylvania. She found it among the haystacks of Maramures.
    June 28, 2013 - New York Times

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