variants: or less commonly abkary \ äbˈkärē \
plural -s

Definition of abkari

1 India : manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquors or drugs
2 India : an excise or internal revenue tax on the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquors or drugs

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First Known Use of abkari

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for abkari

Persian ābkārī, from ābkār

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“Abkari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abkari. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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