begar

[bey-gahr]
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noun Indian English.

compulsory labor, as for the repair of bridges or roads.

Nearby words

  1. beg, borrow, or steal,
  2. beg-pardon,
  3. beg.,
  4. begad,
  5. began,
  6. begat,
  7. begats,
  8. begem,
  9. beget,
  10. begetter

Origin of begar

< Hindi bēgār < Persian

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