Medjidie Me*dji"di*e, Medjidieh Me*dji"di*eh, n. [Turk. maj[=i]dieh (prop. fem. a., fr. Ar. mej[=i]d glorious); -- so called after the sultan Abdul Mejid, lit., ``servant of the Glorious One,'' i.e., of God.] 1. (a) A silver coin of Turkey formerly rated at twenty, but since 1880 at nineteen, piasters (about 83 cents). (b) A gold coin of Turkey equal (in 1913) to one hundred piastres ($4.396 or 18s. 3/4d.); a lira, or Turkish pound. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

2. A Turkish honorary order established in 1851 by Abdul-Mejid, having as its badge a medallion surrounded by seven silver rays and crescents. It is often conferred on foreigners. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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