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BEY (a modern Turk. word, the older f...

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 838 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BEY (a modern Turk. word, the older form being beg, cf. Pers. baig), the administrator of a district, now generally an honorific title throughout the Turkish empire; the granting of this in Egypt is made by the sultan of Turkey through the khedive. In Tunis " bey has become the hereditary title of the reigning sovereigns (see TUNISIA).
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