[zam-in-dahr-ee, zem-, zuh-meen-]
- (in British India) the system of landholding and tax collection by zamindars.
- (in British India) the office or territory held or administered by a zamindar.
- (in Mogul India) the system of collecting farm revenue, a fixed sum based on the assigned district.
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Examples from the Web for zamindari
Besides these lands in the hands of the government, there are also proprietary or zamindari estates in all parts of the country.
The total area of the zamindari estates is about 26 million acres, more than one-fourth of the whole presidency.
In the other provinces variations of the zamindari and ryotwari systems are found.
- (in India) a large agricultural estate
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