1675–85; < Hindi < Persian zamīndār landholder, equivalent to zamīn earth, land + -dār holding, holder (Source: dictionary.com)
Via Urdu from Persian zamīndār, from zamīn ‘land’ + -dār ‘holder’. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Zamindar
- (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.
- (in India) the owner of an agricultural estate
- A landowner, especially one who leases his land to tenant farmers.
- : a collector of the land revenue of a district for the government during the period of Mogul rule in India
- : a feudal landlord in British India paying the government a fixed revenue
Example sentences for Zamindar
- Then you are my teacher,” said the zamindar, brightening into a smile, “and I will get a boat and take you across.
- Clearly he had not told him what Ahmed had said of the capture of the English girl by a zamindar.
- If the offer of the zamindar was not deemed satisfactory, another contractor was substituted in his place.
- According to the story, the Zamindar asked an Idaiyan whether he would marry a widow.
- The husbands accept as their own any children their wives may bear to the Zamindar.
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