ryot

noun
ry·​ot
variants: or raiyat \ ˈrīət \
plural -s

Definition of ryot

: a peasant, tenant farmer, or cultivator of the soil in India

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First Known Use of ryot

1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ryot

Hindi raiyat, raʽīyat, from Persian, from Arabic raʽīyah flock, herd

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“Ryot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ryot. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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