zamindari

noun
za·​min·​dari | \ ˌza-mən-ˈdär-ē How to pronounce zamindari (audio) , ˌze-; zə-ˌmēn-\
variants: or zemindary
plural zamindaris or zamindaries

Definition of zamindari

1 : the system of landholding and revenue collection by zamindars
2 : the land held or administered by a zamindar

First Known Use of zamindari

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for zamindari

Hindi & Urdu zamīndārī, from Persian, from zamīndār

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