Meaning of chiaus

chiaus

Pronunciation: (chous, choush), [key]
— pl. chiaus•es.
  1. (in the Ottoman Empire) a court official who served as an ambassador, emissary, or member of a ceremonial escort.
  2. a Turkish military rank approximating that of sergeant.
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