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tahsildar

or tah·seel·dar

[tuh-seel-dahr]
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noun
  1. (in India) a collector for, or official of, the revenue department.

Origin of tahsildar

1790–1800; < Urdu < Persian, equivalent to tahṣīl collection (< Arabic) + -dār agent suffix
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Examples from the Web for tahsildar

Historical Examples

  • I called the tahsildar: "Bring me the record of these tigers."

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 1, May 1908

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  • The Tahsildar is divested of his magisterial powers, and to the law-abiding and punctual is not more harmful than the dormouse.

  • The Tahsildar of Berhampūr got them made by the potter and carpenter, who usually make such figures for the Gopalpūr fishermen.

  • The Tahsildar of Berhampūr got them made by the potters and carpenters, who usually make such figures for the Gopalpūr fishermen.

  • However, the relationship exists to the following extent, according to what a Tahsildar (native magistrate) tells me.


British Dictionary definitions for tahsildar

tahsildar

noun
  1. the officer in charge of the collection of revenues, etc, in a tahsil

Word Origin

C18: via Hindi from Persian, from tahsil + Persian -dār having
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