a title of respect commonly affixed to the names of European officers in Indian documents or used in ceremonious mention by Indians: Jonas Sahib Bahadur.
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How to use bahadur in a sentence
In the center of the river line stood the imposing red sandstone palace of bahadur Shah, last of the Moguls.
bahadur Shah held out against the vehement urging of his daughter aided now by the counsel of her brothers.
Five hundred came back, vowing that they would stand by “Lar-rence-sahib bahadur” till the last.
A backward glance revealed the princess and her brother engaged in a conversation with bahadur Shah and a courtier or two.
His pension was afterwards increased, and he obtained the title of khan bahadur, with a small jagir for life.
British Dictionary definitions for bahadur
(often in combination) a title formerly conferred by the British on distinguished Indians
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