Zamindar

/zəˈmiːndɑː/

Origin

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

Zamindar

noun

  1. (in British India) a landlord required to pay a land tax to the government.
  2. (in Mogul India) a collector of farm revenue, who paid a fixed sum on the district assigned to him.
  3. (in India) the owner of an agricultural estate

dictionary.com

Zamindar

noun

  1. A landowner, especially one who leases his land to tenant farmers.

lexico.com

Zamindar

noun

  1. : a collector of the land revenue of a district for the government during the period of Mogul rule in India
  2. : a feudal landlord in British India paying the government a fixed revenue

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Example sentences for Zamindar

  1. Then you are my teacher,” said the zamindar, brightening into a smile, “and I will get a boat and take you across.
  2. Clearly he had not told him what Ahmed had said of the capture of the English girl by a zamindar.
  3. If the offer of the zamindar was not deemed satisfactory, another contractor was substituted in his place.
  4. According to the story, the Zamindar asked an Idaiyan whether he would marry a widow.
  5. The husbands accept as their own any children their wives may bear to the Zamindar.

Nearby words

zamboni , zambuck , zamenhof , zamfara , zamia , zamindari , zamora , zams , zamyatin , zamzawed

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