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   The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.  2000.
 
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PRONUNCIATION:  b
NOUN:1. A provincial governor in the Ottoman Empire. 2a. A ruler of the former kingdom of Tunis. b. Used as the title for such a ruler. 3. Used formerly as a title for various Turkish and Egyptian dignitaries.
ETYMOLOGY:Turkish, from Old Turkic beg, ruler, prince.
 
 
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