plural jajmans
or jajmani
: one of a fixed circle of persons in a Hindu caste system whom a member of an occupational group (as a barber) serves as an exclusive and hereditary right

Word History


Hindi jajmān, from Sanskrit yajamāna, present participle of yajati he sacrifices; akin to Avestan yasna sacrifice

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“Jajman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jajman. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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