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Bashar was a military rank of the Old Empire, perhaps above the Burseg and below the Supreme Bashar. It existed at least from the time of the Battle of Corrin.

It was restored after the Butlerian Jihad onwards for the Army of Humanity. For the League of Nobles the rank was equivalent to the Old Earth rank of General and it had four "levels".

For the Sardaukar the rank was comparable to the Old Earth rank of Colonel.

The rank of Bashar is not to be confused with Supreme Bashar, the most powerful military rank used by the League of Nobles during the Butlerian Jihad, as well as the Bene Gesserit during the time of the Honored Matres.

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Bashar (بشار) is an Arabic proper name meaning "Bringer of glad tidings". It is not known if the rank title is related to the name.