Definition of sultan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsʌltən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌltən//
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the title given to Muslim rulers in some countries the Sultan of Brunei Sultan Qaboos seized power in a coup against his father, Said Bin-Taymur, in 1970. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French, or from medieval Latin sultanus, from Arabic sulṭān ‘power, ruler’.
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