- an elective village council in India.
Origin of panchayat
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Historical Examples of panchayat
How often is one informed, ‘with authority,’ that the panchayat of which we catch glimpses must be only a caste panchayat!The Political Future of India
Breaches of caste rules and customs are enquired into by a panchayat presided over by a headman called Kattemaniavaru.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
The Panchayat is only a rough and ready way of settling disputes, or punishing minor offences.
There is another reason why the Panchayat, as applied to Christian congregations, is not altogether wholesome.
He however refused to accept the decision and said that he would go and find two people to represent him on the panchayat.Folklore of the Santal Parganas
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- a village council in India