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pasha (päsh´ə, păsh´ə, pəshä´), highest honorary title in official usage in the Ottoman Empire and with slight variation in the states formed from its territories, where it is sometimes still employed (although Turkey formally abolished it in 1934 and Egypt in 1953). The designation, which is a personal rather than a hereditary distinction, was given under the Ottoman rulers to individuals of both civilian and military status, notably ministers, provincial governors, and army officers.

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pasha former title for a Turkish officer of high rank. There were three grades of pashas, distinguished by the number of horsetails they wore: three tails indicated a rank corresponding to commanding general; two, a rank corresponding to general of division; one, a rank corresponding to general of brigade; from this come the expressions pasha of three tails and pasha of two tails.

Recorded from the 17th century, the word comes from Turkish paşa.

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pa·sha / ˈpäshə; ˈpashə; pəˈshä/ • n. (also pacha) hist. the title of a Turkish officer of high rank.

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pasha, pacha Ottoman title of officers of high rank. XVII. — Turk. paşa, perh. identical with başa, f. baş head, chief.

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Pasha. Turkish military and civil title denoting someone of high rank. The title persists in some Arab countries for more local authorities.

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