or kot·wa·lee

[ koht-wah-lee ]

nounIndian English.
  1. a police station.

Origin of kotwali

First recorded in 1835–45, kotwali is from the Hindi word koṭwālī

Words Nearby kotwali

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How to use kotwali in a sentence

  • Nevertheless they beat him, and took his cart and all that was in it, and sent him to the kotwali.

    Barclay of the Guides | Herbert Strang