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or cut·cher·y

[kuh-cher-ee, kuhch-uh-ree]
noun, plural cut·cher·ries.
  1. (in India) a public administrative or judicial office.
  2. any administrative office.
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Origin of cutcherry

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

  • Cutcherry, kuch′ėr-i, n. an office for public business, a court-house.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)


  • During the day the cutcherry or office is crowded with the more respectable villagers, paying in rents and settling accounts.

British Dictionary definitions for cutcherry



noun plural -cherries or -cheries
  1. (formerly, in India) government offices and law courts collectively
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Word Origin for cutcherry

C17: from Hindi Kachachrī
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