[ grah-mah-dahn, grah-mah-dahn, grahm-dahn ]
/ grɑˈmɑ dɑn, ˌgrɑ mɑˈdɑn, grɑmˈdɑn /
the practice advocated by followers of Mahatma Gandhi in which village landowners in India transfer the title to and the management of their property to a village assembly that represents the interests of all the villagers.
Also gram·dan [grahm-dahn] /grɑmˈdɑn/.
Origin of gramadan
1955–60; < Hindi grāmadān, equivalent to grāma village + dān gift, donation
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