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1. the sovereign of a Muslim country, esp of the former Ottoman Empire
2. an arbitrary ruler; despot
3. a small domestic fowl with a white crest and heavily feathered legs and feet: originated in Turkey



the title of a sovereign in Muslim countries. The title of sultan was used in Turkey until 1922, and in Morocco until 1957. Sultans ruled Egypt from the 13th to 16th centuries and from 1914 to 1922. The title is now held by major feudal lords in the Muslim countries of western Africa, by the rulers of Masqat and Oman, and by some tribal chiefs in southern Arabia.

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Gallery director for Castle Fine Art, Liverpool, Frances Broughton, said: "It's clear to see how much time and thought Sultanah gave to the winning painting, and I'm sure John Myatt would be thrilled to see her interpretation of his work.
i) Background of Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar:
13) Son of Sultan Ibrahim and of Permaisuri Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris, he died of liver cancer (kanser hati) at the age of twenty-five on Friday 4 December 2015 (according to the Straits Times) or 5 December (according to the Malay Mail and the Brunei Times) (14) at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Bahru.
From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Kedah, Malaysia (Dr.
Then, T and CM units were also introduced to hospitals located at Hospital Sultanah Zahirah, Terengganu, Hospital Umum, Sarawak and Hospital Duchess of Kent, Sabah since December 2009.
Pakistan will soon be hosting projects sponsored by Sultanah of Pahang Sultanah Kalsom and executed by China Harbor Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC).
His Majesty and Her Majesty Tuanku Sultanah Hajah Haminah binti Haji Hamidun, the Raja Permaisuri Agong, received a ceremonial welcome at the Istana and paid a courtesy call on President Tony Tan and Mrs Mary Tan.
KARACHI -- The Sultanah of Pahang, Sultanah Kalsom visited Karachi to sign a Memorandum Of Understanding between TF Genesis International (Private) Limited and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited.
Islamabad, Rabi'II 7, 1435, Feb 7, 2014, SPA -- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paid a visit here today to Islamabad-based Sultanah Charitable Foundation.
Nor Hidayah Abu Bakar, MD, MMed, Department of Pathology, Hospital Sultanah Zainab 2, 15860, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.
Wolters' 'men of prowess'--in light of previously unexamined records about the seventeenth-century Sultanah of Aceh, Safiatuddin Syah, to argue for a transition in the conception of power from (male) charismatic authority to gender-neutral Muslim piety.
Sultanah, an all-day dining restaurant designed to look like a ship serves complimentary breakfast to Al Husn guests as well as an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner with delicious dishes such as King fish with pesto risotto featuring on the menu.