patwari

noun
pat·​wa·​ri
variants: or putwari \ (ˌ)pətˈwärē \
plural -s

Definition of patwari

: a village registrar or accountant in India

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History and Etymology for patwari

Hindi paṭwārī, from Sanskrit paṭṭa land grant + Eastern Hindi -wārī, agent suffix

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“Patwari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patwari. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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