Definition of malik in English:

malik

noun

  • (in parts of South Asia and the Middle East) the chief of a village or community.

    • ‘The tribal elders, or maliks, have already signalled their willingness to take part.’
    • ‘He also carries the title of malik, which may be seen as symbolic of the state's technical, administrative, and policing functions.’
    • ‘In Khakhi village, we meet with a group of four maliks, or village leaders.’
    • ‘If he is big man - a malik - he may have rocket launcher and anti-aircraft gun.’

Origin

From Arabic, active participle of malaka ‘possess or rule’.

Pronunciation

malik

/ˈmɑːlɪk/