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or cot·wal

noun Indian English.
  1. an Indian police officer.
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Origin of kotwal

First recorded in 1575–85, kotwal is from the Hindi word koṭwāl
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Historical Examples of kotwal

  • Also this my stick is the Kotwal of Kashi, and he keeps tally of my pilgrims.

    The Bridge-Builders

    Rudyard Kipling

  • "We may be, but the people will not be," said the Kotwal, decidedly.

    A Noble Queen (Volume I of 3)

    Philip Meadows Taylor

  • I went into the city, and easily got a person to show me the Kotwal's habitation.

    Confessions of a Thug

    Philip Meadows Taylor

  • I had no business with the kotwal, as you may have imagined.

    Confessions of a Thug

    Philip Meadows Taylor

  • The reputed son of the Kotwal grew up a vigorous, robust lad.

    Folk-Tales of Bengal

    Lal Behari Day