zamindari

noun

za·​min·​dari ˌza-mən-ˈdär-ē How to pronounce zamindari (audio) ˌze- How to pronounce zamindari (audio)
zə-ˌmēn-
variants or zemindary
plural zamindaris or zamindaries
1
: the system of landholding and revenue collection by zamindars
2
: the land held or administered by a zamindar

Word History

Etymology

Hindi & Urdu zamīndārī, from Persian, from zamīndār

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of zamindari was in 1757

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Cite this Entry

“Zamindari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zamindari. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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