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Glossary of Administrative Terms
(738 words)

(Supplementary List and Revisions to Persian-English Glossary, Volume 3)

abwāb-i jamʿ

fiscal liability, accounts, property in one’s care

ʿalāqahdār

see fawjdār

amīn al-ʿasas

Commissioner of Police (title replaced kutwāl under Amir Habib Allah Khan)

amīn al-iṭṭilāʿāt

Commissioner/Supervisor of Information/Intelligence

amīn al-makātīb

Commissioner/Supervisor of Correspondence (duties were to oversee the prioritization and distribution of all incoming correspondence and petitions)

amīn al-muʿāwin

Assistant Commissioner (? title comes into use under Amir Ha…

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“Glossary of Administrative Terms”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000500>
First published online: 2016



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