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panchayat

[ puhn-chah-yuht ]

noun

  1. an elective village council in India.


Panchayat

/ pənˈtʃɑːjət /

noun

  1. a village council in India


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Word History and Origins

Origin of panchayat1

First recorded in 1880–85, panchayat is from the Hindi word pañcāyat
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Word History and Origins

Origin of panchayat1

Hindi, from Sanskrit panch five, because such councils originally consisted of five members
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Example Sentences

He however refused to accept the decision and said that he would go and find two people to represent him on the panchayat.

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.

No one could deny that the reason was a good one and so the panchayat had to allow the divorce.

However he had to give back the cow and pay twenty-five rupees to the panchayat.

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