- a peasant.
- a person who holds land as a cultivator of the soil.
Origin of ryot
1615–25; < Hindi raiyat < Persian < Arabic raʿīyah subjects, literally, flock
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- (in India) a peasant or tenant farmer
C17: from Hindi ra`īyat, from Arabic ra`īyah flock, peasants, from ra`ā pasture
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