cutcherry

or cut·cher·y

[kuh-cher-ee, kuhch-uh-ree]
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noun, plural cut·cher·ries.

(in India) a public administrative or judicial office.
any administrative office.

Origin of cutcherry

1600–10; < Hindi kacērī, variant of kacahrī audience house, courthouse, office
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cutcherry

cutchery

noun plural -cherries or -cheries

(formerly, in India) government offices and law courts collectively

Word Origin for cutcherry

C17: from Hindi Kachachrī
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