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zamindar

or zemindar

[zuh-meen-dahr] /zə minˈdɑr/
noun
1.
(in British India) a landlord required to pay a land tax to the government.
2.
(in Mogul India) a collector of farm revenue, who paid a fixed sum on the district assigned to him.
Origin of zamindar
1675-1685
1675-85; < Hindi < Persian zamīndār landholder, equivalent to zamīn earth, land + -dār holding, holder
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zamindar

/zəmiːnˈdɑː/
noun
1.
(in India) the owner of an agricultural estate
Word Origin
via Hindi from Persian: landholder, from zamīn land + -dār holder
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