- (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.
Examples from the Web for zemindary
Historical Examples of zemindary
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.
- (in India) a large agricultural estate