or kot·wa·lee


noun Indian English.

a police station.

Origin of kotwali

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

  • 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