jemadar

noun
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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