Definition of malik in English:

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malik

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːlɪk/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

(In parts of South Asia and the Middle East) the chief of a village or community.
Example sentences
  • In Khakhi village, we meet with a group of four maliks, or village leaders.
  • The tribal elders, or maliks, have already signalled their willingness to take part.
  • If he is big man - a malik - he may have rocket launcher and anti-aircraft gun.

Origin

From Arabic, active participle of malaka 'possess or rule'.

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