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Tuesday, November 23

Izzat

[IZ-ət]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Arabic, unknown date

1.

Honor, reputation, or prestige.

Examples of Izzat in a sentence

"The new president’s experience increased the izzat of the nonprofit organization."

"The diplomatic relationship has a great deal of izzat on both sides."

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About Izzat

This word comes from Persian and Urdu, by way of the Arabic “izza,” meaning “glory.”

Did you Know?

The concept of “izzat” as a societal norm is most prevalent in Bangaladesh, Pakistan, and northern India. It is applicable across all social classes, genders, communities, as well as the Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh religions. The idea of reciprocity is deeply embedded in izzat and requires a person to assist those who have helped that person earlier.

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