or zem·in·da·ry

[zam-in-dahr-ee, zem-, zuh-meen-]
noun, plural zam·is.
  1. (in British India) the system of landholding and tax collection by zamindars.
  2. (in British India) the office or territory held or administered by a zamindar.
  3. (in Mogul India) the system of collecting farm revenue, a fixed sum based on the assigned district. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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