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zamindari

or zem路in路da路ry

[ zam-in-dahr-ee, zem-, zuh-meen- ]
/ 藢z忙m 瑟n藞d蓱r i, 藢z蓻m-, z蓹 min- /
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noun, plural zam路in路da路ris.
(in British India) the system of landholding and tax collection by zamindars.
(in British India) the office or territory held or administered by a zamindar.
(in Mogul India) the system of collecting farm revenue, a fixed sum based on the assigned district.
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Origin of zamindari

First recorded in 1740鈥50; from Hindi or Urdu zam墨nd膩r墨, from Persian zam墨nd膩r墨, a derivative of zam墨nd膩r, equivalent of zam墨n 鈥渓and, ground鈥+ -d膩r a combining form meaning 鈥渉older鈥 + -i noun suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for zamindari

zamindari

zemindari

/ (z蓹mi藧n藞d蓱藧r瑟) /

noun plural -is
(in India) a large agricultural estate
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