variants or cutchery
plural -es
: a public office for administrative or judicial business : courthouse
also : any administrative office (as of a planter)

Word History


Hindi kacahrī, from kaca- (probably from Prakrit kacca, from Sanskrit k(rudot}tya) + -hri (probably from Prakrit ghara house, hearth); akin to Sanskrit kṛtyā act, action, karman act, work and to Sanskrit gharma heat

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“Cutcherry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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