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cutcherry

or cutchery

[kuh-cher-ee, kuhch-uh-ree] /kəˈtʃɛr i, ˈkʌtʃ ə ri/
noun, plural cutcherries.
1.
(in India) a public administrative or judicial office.
2.
any administrative office.
Origin of cutcherry
1600-1610
1600-10; < Hindi kacērī, variant of kacahrī audience house, courthouse, office
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cutcherry

/ˈkʌtʃərɪ/
noun (pl) -cherries, -cheries
1.
(formerly, in India) government offices and law courts collectively
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi Kachachrī
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