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kotwali

or kot·wa·lee

[ koht-wah-lee ]
/ ˈkoʊt wɑ li /
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noun Indian English.

a police station.

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Origin of kotwali

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