Pronunciation: (u-mēr'it, -āt, ā-mēr'-, em'ur-it), [key]
1. the office or rank of an emir.
2. the state or territory under the jurisdiction of an emir.
3. the Emirates.See United Arab Emirates. Also,emeerate (for defs. 1, 2).
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