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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