Originally a title bestowed on the descendants of Mahomet’s daughter Fatima, the word denoting a “prince” or “ruler”. It has lost this its primary meaning. Emirs hold a high social position, and the title is also given to leaders of North Africa.

MLA Citation

  • “emir”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 24 August 2013. Web. 1 March 2015. <>