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zamindari

or zem·in·da·ry

[ zam-in-dahr-ee, zem-, zuh-meen- ]
/ ˌzæm ɪnˈdɑr i, ˌzɛm-, zə min- /
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noun, plural zam·in·da·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 1740–50; from Hindi or Urdu zamīndārī, from Persian zamīndārī, a derivative of zamīndār, equivalent of zamīn “land, ground”+ -dār a combining form meaning “holder” + -i noun suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for zamindari

zamindari

zemindari

/ (zəmiːnˈdɑːrɪ) /

noun plural -is

(in India) a large agricultural estate
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