tahsildar

or tah·seel·dar

[tuh-seel-dahr]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. tahoe,
  2. tahoe, lake,
  3. tahr,
  4. tahrir square,
  5. tahsil,
  6. tai,
  7. tai chi,
  8. taiaha,
  9. taibei,
  10. taichow

Origin of tahsildar

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

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British Dictionary definitions for tahsildar

tahsildar

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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