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In the Ottoman Empire: an official, as a military commander, local governor, or constable.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Hakluyt (?1552–1616), geographer. From Ottoman Turkish sūbāši (Turkish subaşı) from † sü army + bāš head, chief + -ı, suffix forming compounds.
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