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sherif

[she-reef]
noun
1.
a governor of Mecca descended from Muhammad.
2.
an Arab chief, prince, or ruler.
Also, sharif, shereef.


Origin:
1590–1600; < Arabic sharīf exalted (person)

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sherif, shereef or sharif (ʃɛˈriːf)
 
n , pl ashraf
1.  a descendant of Mohammed through his daughter Fatima
2.  (formerly) the governor of Mecca
3.  an honorific title accorded to any Muslim ruler
 
[C16: from Arabic sharīf noble]
 
shereef, shereef or sharif
 
n
 
[C16: from Arabic sharīf noble]
 
sharif, shereef or sharif
 
n
 
[C16: from Arabic sharīf noble]

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