dewanee

noun
de·​wa·​nee
variants: or dewanny or diwani \ -​nē \
plural dewanees or dewannies or diwanis

Definition of dewanee

: 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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History and Etymology for dewanee

Hindi dīwānī, from dīwān

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