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These recruits, in turn, were expected to fill up positions in the administration and more importantly serve as loyal followers of the sultan and his amirs.

Over time, the sultan formed his core bodyguards and crack troops from these slaves – as is evident from the recorded Jamdariyah guard and the Bahriyah regiment.

While the revamped regime has enabled Sultan to make a modest living for herself, at the much higher end of the economic spectrum, it has also allowed the generously-funded new Saudi sports industry to flourish.

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She eventually married the Sultan, and served as a diplomat, political adviser, and his eyes and ears while he was away.

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Ricky Gervais, the sultan of scorn, uttered that cheeky bit while emceeing the Golden Globes ceremony a few years back.

As a teenager, I was the mistress of his brother—who ‘gave’ me as a gift to the sultan.

And yet it is the privilege of the prince and the sultan to misbehave.

At the time, the sultan was the wealthiest man in the world.

Just two weeks later, the Sultan issued his decree that shariah, Islamic law, would be the new law of the land.

Then came the Sultan (Abdul Hamid) himself in an open carriage, closely surrounded and guarded by officers.

In truth, the Sultan of Sulu was probably quite as unable as he was unwilling to carry out its provisions.

The Sultan declared he could never receive the Governor with such splendour, but he wanted him to promise to return his visit.

Only half convinced and full of suspicion, the Sultan walked on in a daze, as though he were going to his last doom.

The sultan of Turkey issued a firman granting new rights and privileges to his Christian subjects.


On this page you'll find 84 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sultan, such as: czar, dictator, empress, king, monarch, and prince.

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