variants or dewanny or diwani
plural dewanees or dewannies or diwanis
: 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

Word History


Hindi dīwānī, from dīwān

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“Dewanee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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