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gramadan

[ grah-mah-dahn, grah-mah-dahn, grahm-dahn ]

noun

  1. 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.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gramadan1

1955–60; < Hindi grāmadān, equivalent to grāma village + dān gift, donation

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