- an Indian police officer.
Origin of kotwal
First recorded in 1575–85, kotwal is from the Hindi word koṭwāl
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Examples from the Web for kotwal
Also this my stick is the Kotwal of Kashi, and he keeps tally of my pilgrims.The Bridge-Builders
"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.
I had no business with the kotwal, as you may have imagined.
The reputed son of the Kotwal grew up a vigorous, robust lad.Folk-Tales of Bengal
Lal Behari Day