(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.
Origin of zamindar
1675–85; < Hindi < Persian zamīndār landholder, equivalent to zamīn earth, land + -dār holding, holder
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Examples from the Web for zemindar
Historical Examples of zemindar
As he rose to go, he thanked the zemindar most heartily for his kindness.
"It is an honour that you have bestowed upon me," the zemindar said, courteously.
The zemindar was half a landlord and half a revenue collector.
Malcolm rode up to the zemindar, who was separated some forty paces from the ekka.
Chumru grinned, and the zemindar regarded him with troubled eyes.
British Dictionary definitions for zemindarDerived Formszemindari, 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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