mutessarif

Mutessarif

Mu*tes`sa*rif"\, n. [Turk. & Ar. mute[,c]arif freely disposing of anything, master.] In Turkey, an administrative authority of any of certain sanjaks. They are appointed directly by the Sultan.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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