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Noun: Husayn  hoo'seyn or hû'seyn
  1. Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran; his invasion of Kuwait led to the Gulf War ; born in 1937, deposed in 2003 after the US-led invasion of Iraq, executed in 2006
    - Hussein, Husain, Saddam Hussein, Saddam, Saddam bin Hussein at-Takriti
     
  2. King of Jordan credited with creating stability at home and seeking peace with Israel (1935-1999)
    - Hussein, Husain, ibn Talal Hussein, King Hussein

Type of: king, leader, male monarch, Rex

Encyclopedia: Husayn, Yemen