Transjordan

Transjordan
/trans jawr"dn, tranz-/, n.
an area east of the Jordan River, in SW Asia: a British mandate (1921-23); an emirate (1923-49); now the major part of the kingdom of Jordan.
Also, Trans-Jordan.

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      former name of the present Kingdom of Jordan, as an emirate (1921–46) and as a kingdom (1946–49). See Jordan.

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