tahsildar

or tah·seel·dar

[ tuh-seel-dahr ]
/ tə silˈdɑr /

noun

(in India) a collector for, or official of, the revenue department.

Origin of tahsildar

1790–1800; < Urdu < Persian, equivalent to tahṣīl collection (< Arabic) + -dār agent suffix
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tahsildar

/ (təˈsiːldɑː) /

noun

the officer in charge of the collection of revenues, etc, in a tahsil

Word Origin for tahsildar

C18: via Hindi from Persian, from tahsil + Persian -dār having
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