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. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 February 2013. Web. 26 March 2019. <>