noun cut·cher·ry \(ˌ)kəˈcherē, ˈkəchərē\
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\(ˌ)kəˈcherē, ˈkəchərē\

Definition of cutcherry




  1. :  a public office for administrative or judicial business :  courthouse; also :  any administrative office (as of a planter)

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Origin and Etymology of cutcherry

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 — more at karma, warm

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to criticize severely

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