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 for pasha
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pasha \Pa*sha"\, n. [Turk. p[=a]sh[=a], b[=a]sh[=a]; cf. Per.
     b[=a]sh[=a], b[=a]dsh[=a]h; perh. a corruption of Per.
     p[=a]dish[=a]h. Cf. Bashaw, Padishah, Shah.]
     An honorary title given to officers of high rank in Turkey,
     as to governers of provinces, military commanders, etc. The
     earlier form was bashaw. [Written also pacha.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: There are three classes of pashas, whose rank is
           distinguished by the number of the horsetails borne on
           their standards, being one, two, or three, a pasha of
           three tails being the highest.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bashaw \Ba*shaw"\, n. [See Pasha.]
     1. A Turkish title of honor, now written pasha. See
        Pasha.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Fig.: A magnate or grandee.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Zool.) A very large siluroid fish ({Leptops olivaris) of
        the Mississippi valley; -- also called goujon, mud
        cat, and yellow cat.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pasha
      n 1: a civil or military authority in Turkey or Egypt [syn:
           pasha, pacha]

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