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daira


daira


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daira  \Da"["i]*ra\,  n.  [Turk.  daire  circuit  department,  fr  Ar 
  da["i]rah  circle.] 
  Any  of  several  valuable  estates  of  the  Egyptian  khedive  or 
  his  family.  The  most  important  are  the 
 
  {Da"i*ra  Sa"ni*eh},  or 
 
  {Sa"ni*yeh},  and  the 
 
  {Da"i*ra  Khas"sa},  administered  by  the  khedive's  European 
  bondholders,  and  known  collectively  as 
 
  {the  Daira},  or  the 
 
  {Daira  estates}.