ryotwar

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noun

ry·​ot·​war
¦rīə‧¦twär,
-ət‧¦w-
variants or ryotwari or ryotwary or raiyatwari
-rē
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

ryotwar

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adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

Adjective

Hindi raiyatwār, raiyatwārī

First Known Use

Noun

1807, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

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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