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Nabob

Nabob, in the period of the Mogul empire, was a deputy provincial governor, acting under a soubah, or viceroy. In the early days of our Indian empire the title was given in a spirit of ridicule to the officers of the East India Company and others who, after making large fortunes abroad, returned to lavish their money in England, especially in the purchase of pocket-boroughs.