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noun (1)

plural -s
India : subsistence money (as for a witness or prisoner) : maintenance or traveling expenses of an employee
India : extra pay
especially : an extra allowance on special grounds to British officers, soldiers, and others serving in India


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noun (2)

plural battas
India : rate of exchange : agio
India : discount on uncurrent coins

Word History


Noun (1)

Hindi bhattā allowance for food, from Sanskrit bhakta allotted, something distributed or enjoyed, food, from bhajati he distributes, allots & bhajate he receives, enjoys

Noun (2)

Hindi baṭṭā

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“Batta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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