Any of various government officials in India, especially a regional prime minister.(noun)
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Use "dewan" in a sentence
"An officer, called dewan, or steward of the country, had always been placed as a control on the farmer; but that no such control should in fact exist, that he, Debi Sing, should be let loose to rapine, slaughter, and plunder in the country, both offices were conferred on him."
"dinesh: No, it's the same word; that meaning comes under the OED's "dewan" entry:"
"Labels: dewan sastera, dina zaman, malaysian authors, nisah haji harun, shirley lim posted by bibliobibuli at 6: 38 AM"