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[khah-leed, kah-, khal-id, kal-] /xɑˈlid, kɑ-, ˈxæl ɪd, ˈkæl-/
(Khalid ibn Abdul-Aziz al Saud) 1913–82, king of Saudi Arabia 1975–82 (son of ibn-Saud and brother of Faisal). Unabridged
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king of Saudi Arabia (1975-82), who succeeded his half brother Faysal as king when Faysal was assassinated in 1975. A moderate influence in Middle East politics and a relatively retiring man, he left much of the administration of the country to his half brother Prince Fahd, who became his successor.

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