variants or less commonly jaghir or jaghire or jageer or jagheer
plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Jagir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jagir. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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