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[koht-wahl] /ˈkoʊt wɑl/
noun, Indian English.
an Indian police officer.
Origin of kotwal
First recorded in 1575-85, kotwal is from the Hindi word koṭwāl Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Also this my stick is the kotwal of Kashi, and he keeps tally of my pilgrims.

    The Bridge-Builders Rudyard Kipling
  • "We may be, but the people will not be," said the kotwal, decidedly.

    A Noble Queen (Volume I of 3) Philip Meadows Taylor
  • I went into the city, and easily got a person to show me the kotwal's habitation.

    Confessions of a Thug Philip Meadows Taylor
  • I had no business with the kotwal, as you may have imagined.

    Confessions of a Thug Philip Meadows Taylor
  • The reputed son of the kotwal grew up a vigorous, robust lad.

    Folk-Tales of Bengal Lal Behari Day
  • They reached Allahabad next day, and the local kotwal was minded to give them some trouble.

    The Great Mogul

    Louis Tracy
  • Why, I thought it was only the son of our kotwal; and I never heard that he was exceptionally vicious.

    Folk-Tales of Bengal Lal Behari Day
  • kotwal Koireng had always been a bad character, and had for years been under a cloud.

  • Wherefore I say to the kotwal of this city: if there is any more plundering he shall be hanged.

    Barclay of the Guides Herbert Strang
  • We separated, but kept in view of each other, and they all followed me to the street in which the kotwal resided.

    Confessions of a Thug Philip Meadows Taylor

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