ryot

noun ry·ot \ˈrīət\
variants: or

raiyat

\ˈrīət\

Definition of ryot

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of ryot

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


First Known Use: 1625


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