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"Khedive" (from Pers for "lord") was a title created in 1867 by the Ottoman sultan for the then-governor of Egypt, Ismail Pasha.

Ismail's son Tewfik Pasha inherited the title, as did Tewfik's son Abbas. Abbas was deposed by the British in 1914, and the title ended with him.

The HMS Khedive was the United States Navy escort aircraft carrier USS Cordova renamed; the ship was loaned to the Royal Navy during World War II.