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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 137 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DEWAN or DIWAN, an Oriental term for finance minister. The•word is derived from the Arabian diwan, and is commonly used in India to denote a minister of the Mogul government, or in modern days the prime minister of a native state. It was in the former sense that the grant of the dewanny to the East India Company in 1765 became the foundation of the British empire in India.
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