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Ulema : the doctors of Muslim canon law.
Usta : a master in a craft guild or the bureaucracy.
Vakfiye : the deed of endowment of a vakif
Vakif : a grant of land or other source of revenue given in mortmain for pious purposes
Valide Sultan : the mother of the reigning Sultan
Vezir : a minister of the Sultan and member of the imperial court
Voynik : a slav warrior in Ottoman service

Yasa : a code of laws in ancient Turkish tradition
Yürük : a Turkish nomad in Anatolia
Zaviye : a dervish hospice
Zeamet : a military fief, with an annual value of twenty to one hunderd thousand akçes.