benami

adjective be·na·mi \ bə-ˈnä-mē \
variants: or less commonly benamee \bə-ˈnä-mē\

Definition of benami

: made, held, done, or transacted in the name of (another person) used in Hindu law to designate a transaction, contract, or property that is made or held under a name that is fictitious or is that of a third party who holds as ostensible owner for the principal or beneficial owner

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Origin and Etymology of benami

Hindi benāmī, from Persian banām in the name of + -ī


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