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Definition of "diwan" [diwan]

  • Same as divan. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "diwan" in a sentence
  • "Completion of the reorganization of Sicily: clean sweep of private titles and royal privileges in the Norman manner; resumption of royal domain; destruction of private garrisons and feudal castles; ban on private war; criminal jurisdiction transferred from feudal to royal courts; towns deprived of magistrates and put under royal officers; clergy taxed and excluded from civil office; heavy influence of Muslim bureaucratic techniques, such as diwan, or financial office."
  • "What appears advisable is that we should devote this introduction to a commentary on the poems here translated; which we call a "diwan," by the way, because they are selected out of all his works."
  • "Eat sitting at tables in gilded overstuffed dining room chairs, reclining on cushions in a diwan, or kneeling on a concrete floor around a sheet of plastic weighed down with bowls of kubba."