zamindar


za·min·dar

noun \ˈza-mən-ˌdär, ˈze-; zə-ˌmēn-ˈdär\

Definition of ZAMINDAR

1
:  a collector of the land revenue of a district for the government during the period of Mogul rule in India
2
:  a feudal landlord in British India paying the government a fixed revenue

Variants of ZAMINDAR

za·min·dar or ze·min·dar \ˈza-mən-ˌdär, ˈze-; zə-ˌmēn-ˈdär\

Origin of ZAMINDAR

Hindi & Urdu zamīndār, from Persian, from zamīn land + -dār holder
First Known Use: 1683

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