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tahsildar

or tahseeldar

[tuh-seel-dahr] /tə silˈdɑr/
noun
1.
(in India) a collector for, or official of, the revenue department.
Origin of tahsildar
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Urdu < Persian, equivalent to tahṣīl collection (< Arabic) + -dār agent suffix
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tahsildar

/təˈsiːldɑː/
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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