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