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vakil Line breaks: vakil
Pronunciation: /vəˈkiːl/
(also vakeel)

Definition of vakil in English:


1A lawyer or solicitor.
Example sentences
  • The guilty was sentenced to transportation for life, despite the best efforts of his vakils.
  • The judge must have laughed, and the vakils no doubt enjoyed the spectacle.
  • The High Court of Judicature shall have the power to approve, admit and enroll advocates, vakils and attorneys-at-law.
2An agent or representative.
Example sentences
  • Vakils in the Mughal period were actually mediators.
  • All European Companies used to engage Armenian vakils to represent them and their cause.
  • Nevertheless, the visiting vakils from Iran seems to have taught them certain practices.


From Persian and Urdu wakīl, Turkish vakīl, from Arabic wakīl.

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