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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A native attorney or agent.
  • n. An ambassador.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A native attorney or agent; also, an ambassador.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the East Indies, an ambassador or special commissioner residing at a court; a native attorney or deputy.

Etymologies

Arabic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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. 11 (of 12)

  • I therefore called my vakeel, and threatened him with the gravest punishment on my return to Khartoum.

    In the Heart of Africa

  • It was my perfume, right enough; I bowed acknowledgement while she smiled and settled herself, and the vakeel began to drone out her petition in formal Persian.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • I sensed there was something up as soon as I presented myself in the durbar room; she was perfectly pleasant, vivacious even, as she told me about some new hunting-cheetah she'd been given, but her vakeel and chief minister weren't meeting her eye, and her foot was tap-tapping under the edge of her gold sari; ah, thinks I, someone's been getting the sharp side of missy's tongue.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • In a few days Seringapatam would have been taken by storm, but Tippoo seeing his situation hopeless sent a _vakeel_ to sue for peace.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

  • I am to be taken for him, then it is plain that fate has made me his vakeel, his representative; and whatever I do so long as I remain in that character is lawful -- then his clothes are my clothes, his hundred tomauns are my hundred tomauns, and whatever I have written in his name is lawfully written.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • Besides himself he had brought another, who, he informed me, would act as my vakeel or trustee, such an intervention being necessary on the part of the man as well as the woman; and then he exhibited before me the _akdnameh_ or marriage deed, in which he had already inscribed the dower of my intended, consisting of her own property, and demanded from me what additions it was my intention to make thereto.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • That the woman’s vakeel having beforehand agreed upon the terms of the marriage, proceeded to ask the following question of the man’s

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • He directed me how to proceed, and informed me, in order to make the marriage lawful, that a vakeel, or trustee, must appear on the part of the woman, and another on that of the man.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • This proposal having been agreed to, the vakeel, a fat, jolly-looking

    Three Months in the Soudan

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