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effendi

  

      n   pl   , -dis  
1    (in the Ottoman Empire) a title of respect used to address men of learning or social standing  
2    (in Turkey since 1934) the oral title of address equivalent to Mr  
     (C17: from Turkish efendi master, from Modern Greek aphentes, from Greek authentes lord, doer; see authentic)  
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