jagir

noun ja·gir \jəˈgi(ə)r\
variants: less commonly

jaghir

or

jaghire

or

jageer

or

jagheer

\jəˈgi(ə)r\

Definition of jagir

plural

-s

  1. :  a grant of the public revenues of a district in northern India or Pakistan to a person with power to collect and enjoy them and to administer the government in the district; also :  the district so assigned, the revenue from it, or the tenure by which it is held — compare enam

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of jagir

Persian jāgīr, from place + -gīr keeping, holding (from giriftan to seize, hold)


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up jagir? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the point at which something begins

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!