zamindar

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

Definition of zamindar

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


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