Vakeel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vakeel A native attorney or agent; also, an ambassador.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vakeel In the East Indies, an ambassador or special commissioner residing at a court; a native attorney or deputy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vakeel va-kēl′ a native attorney or agent in the East Indies.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar. wakīl,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hind.,—Ar. vakīl.

Usage

In literature:

Upon the vakeel's (Saati) advancing to seize him, there was a general mutiny.
"In the Heart of Africa" by Samuel White Baker
There is a pretty little man called Michail, a Copt, vakeel to M. Mounier.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
When he was ordered to send a vakeel to defend his conduct, he refused to send him.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Did he ever state it to the Rajah, or did he call his vakeel before the Council to answer the charge?
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
A man named Roy Rada Churn had been appointed vakeel, or agent, to manage the Nabob's affairs at Calcutta.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
At this conference the Vakeel asserted that he had received no reply from the Durbar at Lahore.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 367, May 1846" by Various
Bid the vakeel at Rajpore go to her and suggest a marrow to the pot.
"The Potter's Thumb" by Flora Annie Steel
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