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Zamindari

{

Zam′in-da-ry

,

Zam′in-da-ri

}
,
Noun.
The jurisdiction of a zamindar; the land possessed by a zamindar.
[Written also
zemindary
,
zemindari
.]

Definition 2021


zamindari

zamindari

English

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Noun

zamindari (plural zamindaris)

  1. (historical) In British India, a system used to collect revenues from the ryots (cultivators of agricultural land) indirectly through the zamindars, as opposed to ryotwari, where revenues were collected directly.
  2. (historical) The office or jurisdiction of a zamindar.
  3. (historical) The land possessed by a zamindar.