Trans-Jordan
Jordan Jordan prop. n. A landlocked country of the Middle East, surrounded by Israel, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, and that area on the west bank of the Jordan river which was once claimed by Jordan, and is at present occupied by Israel and in part governed by a Palestinian authority. It has a population of 4,212,152 (1996) in a total area of 89,213 sq km. The population is predominantly Arab and Moslem. Officially known as the {Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan}, it was formerly called {Trans-Jordan} when occupied by the British. The government is a constitutional monarchy, with King Hussein Bin Talal Al Hashimi as its ruler since 2 May 1953. Jordan is a small developing Arab country, having a Gross Domestic Product of $19.3 billion in 1995. --CIA Factbook 1996. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • in Trans-Jordan — in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Jordan — prop. n. A landlocked country of the Middle East, surrounded by Israel, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, and that area on the west bank of the Jordan river which was once claimed by Jordan, and is at present occupied by Israel and in part governed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Jordan — I. /ˈdʒɔdn/ (say jawdn) noun Sir Frederick Richard, 1881–1949, Australian lawyer and administrator born in England; became NSW s chief justice in 1934 and lieutenant governor in 1938. II. /ˈdʒɔdn/ (say jawdn) noun 1. a kingdom in south western… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Trans-Jordanian — of or relating to Trans Jordan (former name of Jordan) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trans-jordanic — “+jȯ(r)|danik adjective Usage: usually capitalized J Etymology: trans + Jordan, river of eastern Palestine + ic : lying or situated beyond or across the Jordan river …   Useful english dictionary

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