Pasha Pa*sha", n. [Turk. p[=a]sh[=a], b[=a]sh[=a]; cf. Per. b[=a]sh[=a], b[=a]dsh[=a]h; perh. a corruption of Per. p[=a]dish[=a]h. Cf. {Bashaw}, {Padishah}, {Shah}.] An honorary title given to officers of high rank in Turkey, as to governers of provinces, military commanders, etc. The earlier form was {bashaw}. [Written also {pacha}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: There are three classes of pashas, whose rank is distinguished by the number of the horsetails borne on their standards, being one, two, or three, a pasha of three tails being the highest. [1913 Webster]

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