subahdar

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noun su·bah·dar \ˌsü-bə-ˈdär\

Definition of subahdar

  1. 1 :  a governor of a province

  2. 2 :  the chief Indian officer of a company of Indian troops in the British army of India

Variants of subahdar

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subadar

Origin and Etymology of subahdar

Hindi & Urdu sūbadār, sūbedār, from Persian ṣūbadār, from ṣūba province (from Arabic) + -dār one holding


First Known Use: 1698


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