zamindar

or ze·min·dar

[ zuh-meen-dahr ]
/ zə minˈdɑr /

noun

(in British India) a landlord required to pay a land tax to the government.
(in Mogul India) a collector of farm revenue, who paid a fixed sum on the district assigned to him.

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Origin of zamindar

1675–85; < Hindi < Persian zamīndār landholder, equivalent to zamīn earth, land + -dār holding, holder

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zamindar

zemindar

/ (zəmiːnˈdɑː) /

noun

(in India) the owner of an agricultural estate

Word Origin for zamindar

via Hindi from Persian: landholder, from zamīn land + -dār holder
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