or su·bah·dar


noun (formerly, in India)

a provincial governor of the Mogul empire.
the chief native officer of a company of native troops in the British Indian Service.

Origin of subadar

1665–75; < Urdu < Persian, equivalent to ṣūba province + dār holding, holder Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(formerly) the chief native officer of a company of Indian soldiers in the British serviceAlso called: subah

Word Origin for subadar

C17: via Urdu from Persian, from sūba province + -dār holding
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