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durbar

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noun dur·bar \ˈdər-ˌbär, ˌdər-ˈ\

Definition of durbar

  1. 1 :  court held by an Indian prince

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



Origin and Etymology of durbar

Hindi & Urda darbār, from Persian, from dar door + bār admission, audience


First Known Use: 1609


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