- (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
I called the tahsildar: "Bring me the record of these tigers."
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.
- the officer in charge of the collection of revenues, etc, in a tahsil
C18: via Hindi from Persian, from tahsil + Persian -dār having
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