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[zam-in-dahr-ee, zem-, zuh-meen-]
noun, plural zem·ies.
  1. zamindari.
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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.
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Examples from the Web for zemindary

Historical Examples

  • He obeyed the summons with alacrity and gave the poor woman sound advice regarding the direction of the Zemindary.

    Tales of Bengal

    S. B. Banerjea

  • He had the right of hunting, fishing, and cutting wood, throughout his zemindary.

    India Under British Rule

    James Talboys Wheeler

  • Ramkissen, in 1172, got possession of Nurrulloor, the zemindary of Mahomed Ali.

  • A native town in one of the zemindary estates was so mutilated by them that it looked as if it had sustained a siege.

British Dictionary definitions for zemindary



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