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Emīn
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, from Arabic amīn [q.v.], faithful, trustworthy, an Ottoman administrative title usually translated intendant or commissioner. His function or office was called emānet . The primary meaning of emīn , in Ottoman official usage, was a salaried officer appointed by or in the name of the Sultan, usually by berāt , to administer, supervise or control a department, function or source of revenue. There were thus emīns of various kinds of stores and supplies, of mints, of mines, of customs, customs-houses and other revenues, and of the taḥrīr [q.v.], the preparation of the registers of la…

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Lewis, B., “Emīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2185>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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