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durbar

[dur-bahr] /ˈdɜr bɑr/
noun, (in India)
1.
the court of a native ruler.
2.
a public audience or levee held by a native prince or by a British governor or viceroy; an official reception.
3.
the hall or place of audience.
4.
the audience itself.
Origin of durbar
1600-1610
1600-10; alteration of Urdu darbār court < Persian, equivalent to dar door + bār entry
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durbar

/ˈdɜːbɑː; ˌdɜːˈbɑː/
noun
1.
  1. (formerly) the court of a native ruler or a governor in India and British Colonial West Africa
  2. a levee at such a court
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi darbār court, from Persian, from dar door + bār entry, audience
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