dewanee

noun de·wa·nee \-nē\
variants: or

dewanny

or

diwani

\-nē\

Definition of dewanee

plural

dewanees

or

dewannies

or

diwanis

  1. :  the office or jurisdiction of a dewan; specifically :  the right to collect the revenues of Bengal, Bihar, and Odisha that was acquired by the East India Company in 1765

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Origin and Etymology of dewanee

Hindi dīwānī, from dīwān


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