Kaza

A kaza (Arabic: قضاء, qaḍāʾ, pronounced [qɑˈd̪ˤɑːʔ], plural: أقضية, aqḍiyah, pronounced [ˈɑqd̪ˤijɑ]; Ottoman Turkish: kazâ) is an administrative division historically used in the Ottoman Empire and currently used in several of its successor states. The term is from Ottoman Turkish and means ‘jurisdiction’; it is often translated ‘district’, ‘sub-district’ (though this also applies to a nahiye ناحية), or ‘juridical district’.