conicopoly

noun
con·​i·​cop·​o·​ly | \ ˌkänəˈkäpəlē \
plural -es

Definition of conicopoly

in the Madras area
: a native accountant or clerk

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History and Etymology for conicopoly

Tamil kaṇakkappiḷḷai, from kaṇakkan accountant (from Sanskrit gaṇaka mathematician, astrologer, from gaṇayati he reckons, from gaṇa series, multitude) + piḷḷai child (respectful title of certain castes)

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“Conicopoly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conicopoly. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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