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diwan

  

      n      a variant of       dewan       divan       2--5  
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dewan   , diwan         
      n   (formerly in India) the chief minister or finance minister of a state ruled by an Indian prince  
     (C17: from Hindi diwan, from Persian devan register, book of accounts; see divan)  


diwan         
      n      a variant of       dewan       divan       2--5  

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divan  
      n  
1   
a    a backless sofa or couch, designed to be set against a wall  
b    a bed resembling such a couch  
2    (esp. formerly) a room for smoking and drinking, as in a coffee shop  
3   
a    a Muslim law court, council chamber, or counting house  
b    a Muslim council of state  
4    a collection of poems  
5    (in Muslim law) an account book,   (Also called (for senses 2--5))    diwan         
     (C16: from Turkish divan, from Persian diwan)  


diwan         
      n      a variant of       dewan       divan       2--5  

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Diwali, Diana, divan, dewan

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