durbar


dur·bar

noun \ˈdər-ˌbär, ˌdər-ˈ\

Definition of DURBAR

1
:  court held by an Indian prince
2
:  a formal reception held by an Indian prince or an African ruler

Origin of DURBAR

Hindi & Urda darbār, from Persian, from dar door + bār admission, audience
First Known Use: 1609

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