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

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Origin and Etymology of jagir

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


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