abwab

noun
ab·​wab | \ əbˈwäb \
plural -s

Definition of abwab

India
: any of various fines, cesses, or imposts levied by a native chief upon a landowner or subject

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First Known Use of abwab

1782, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abwab

Hindi abwāb, from Arabic, doors, sources of public revenue, plural of bāb door

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“Abwab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abwab. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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