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kotwali

or kotwalee

[koht-wah-lee] /ˈkoʊt wɑ li/
noun, Indian English.
1.
a police station.
Origin of kotwali
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45, kotwali is from the Hindi word koṭwālī
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  • Nevertheless they beat him, and took his cart and all that was in it, and sent him to the kotwali.

    Barclay of the Guides Herbert Strang

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