from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Muslim physician.
- n. A Muslim ruler, provincial governor, or judge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A doctor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wise man; a physician, esp. a Mohammedan.
- n. A Mohammedan title for a ruler; a judge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wise or learned man; specifically, a physician.
- n. In Mohammedan countries, a governor, as of a province.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Muslim physician
- n. a Muslim ruler or governor or judge
More than ever it was obvious that the hakim was a very simple man.
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As a hakim -- a man of medicine -- he could fill a long-felt want; but by the brand on his accouterments he walked an openly avowed robber, and that made him a brother in crime.
"Yet, to enter Khinjan Caves you had to slay a man, hakim or no!"
They began to remember that the hakim might after all be a trickster, and to realize how much too friendly -- how almost intimate he had been with the sahibs at Ali Masjid.
Like the others, he seemed decided in his mind that the hakim ought not to be allowed much chance to escape.
"Shall I leave my brother in the lurch?" the hakim asked them; and though they murmured, they thought better of him for it.
Mere mention of the place made them regard Orakzai Pathan and hakim with new respect, as having right of entry through the forbidden gate.
Some even began to urge the hakim not to wait for the Orakzai Pathan, but to start with what he had.
"If none know where the hakim is, how shall the hakim earn a living?"