or ze·min·dar

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

Origin of zamindar

1675–85; < Hindi < Persian zamīndār landholder, equivalent to zamīn earth, land + -dār holding, holder Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  1. (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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