ryotwar

noun
ry·​ot·​war | \ ¦rīə‧¦twär, -ət‧¦w- \
variants: or ryotwari or ryotwary or raiyatwari \ -​rē \
plural ryotwars or ryotwaris or ryotwaries or raiyatwaris

Definition of ryotwar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a system of collecting land rent or taxes in which the government settlement is made directly with the ryots

ryotwar

adjective
\ " \
variants: or ryotwari or ryotwary or raiyatwari \ " \

Definition of ryotwar (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the ryotwar system

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First Known Use of ryotwar

Noun

1807, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ryotwar

Noun

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

Adjective

Hindi raiyatwār, raiyatwārī

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“Ryotwar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ryotwar. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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