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GHAZI (an Arabic word, from ghazd, to...

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 916 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GHAZI (an Arabic word, from ghazd, to fight), the name given to Mahommedans who have vowed to exterminate unbelievers by the sword. It is also used as a title of honour, generally translated " the Victorious," in the Ottoman empire for military officers of high rank, who have distinguished them-selves in the. field against non-Moslem enemies; thus it was conferred on Osman Pasha after his famous defence of Plevna.
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