noun ab·wab \əbˈwäb\

Definition of abwab




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

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Origin and Etymology of abwab

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

First Known Use: 1782

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