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variants or ryotwari or ryotwary or raiyatwari
plural ryotwars or ryotwaris or ryotwaries or raiyatwaris
: a system of collecting land rent or taxes in which the government settlement is made directly with the ryots


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variants or ryotwari or ryotwary or raiyatwari
: of or relating to the ryotwar system

Word History



Hindi raiyatwār, raiyatwārī by or with individual cultivators, from raiyat, raʽīyat


Hindi raiyatwār, raiyatwārī

First Known Use


1807, in the meaning defined above


1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ryotwar was in 1807

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“Ryotwar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ryotwar. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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