zamindar

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noun za·min·dar \ˈza-mən-ˌdär, ˈze-; zə-ˌmēn-ˈdär\
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zemindar

Definition of zamindar

  1. 1 :  a collector of the land revenue of a district for the government during the period of Mogul rule in India

  2. 2 :  a feudal landlord in British India paying the government a fixed revenue

Origin and Etymology of zamindar

Hindi & Urdu zamīndār, from Persian, from zamīn land + -dār holder


First Known Use: 1683


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