formerly as a title for military and civil officers in Turkey and
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was a high rank in the Ottoman Empire political system, typically
granted to governors and generals. As an honorary title, "Pasha"
is roughly equivalent to "Sir".
Fenton (1819 - 1869), Pasha
and Bayadère, 1858,
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Ottoman sultan of Turkey and (by delegation) the viceroyal
khedive of Egypt had the right to bestow the title of Pasha. The
title appears, originally, to have applied exclusively to
military commanders, but subsequently it could distinguish any
high official, and also unofficial persons whom the court desired
was part of the official style of the Kapudan pasha (Great
admiral of the entire Ottoman fleet)
ranked above beys and Aghas, but below khedives and viziers.
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