jem·​a·​dar | \ ˈjeməˌdär \
variants: or jamadar \ ˈjəm-​ \
plural -s

Definition of jemadar

1 : an officer in the army of India having a rank corresponding to that of lieutenant in the English army
2 : any of several police or other officials of the government of India

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History and Etymology for jemadar

Hindi jamaʽdar, jamʽdar (influenced in meaning by Persian jamāʽat body of troops), from Arabic jamʽ collections, assemblage + Persian dār having

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“Jemadar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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