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BEG, noun In the Turkish dominions, a governor of a town or country; more particularly, the lord of a sangiac or banner. Every province is divided into seven sangiacs or banners, each of which qualifies a bey; and these are commanded by the governor of the province, called begler-beg or lord of all the beys. Each beg has the command of a certain number of spahis, or horse, denominated

timariots.

In Tunis, the beg or bey is the prince or king, answering to the dey of Algiers.

In Egypt, the begs are twelve generals who command the militia, or standing forces of the kingdom.

BEG, verb transitive

1. To ask earnestly; to beseech; to entreat or supplicate with humility. It implies more urgency than ask or petition.

Joseph begged the body of Jesus. Math.27.

2. To ask or supplicate in charity; as, we may yet be reduced to beg our bread.

3. To take for granted; to assume without proof; as, to beg the question in debate.

BEG, verb intransitive To ask alms or charity; to practice begging; to live by asking alms.

I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg Luke 16:3.