jemadar

noun jem·a·dar \ˈjeməˌdär\
variants: or

jamadar

\ˈjəm-\

Definition of jemadar

plural

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  1. 1 :  an officer in the army of India having a rank corresponding to that of lieutenant in the English army

  2. 2 :  any of several police or other officials of the government of India

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Origin and Etymology of 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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