jajman

noun
jaj·​man | \ ˌjəjˈmän\
plural jajmans\ -​nz \ or jajmani\ -​nē \

Definition of jajman

: 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

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History and Etymology for jajman

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

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