Historical in India or Africa, an official reception or audience held by a native prince, or by a British ruler or governor
Origin of durbarHindi from darb?r from Pers, a ruler's court from dar, portal (for Indo-European base see door) + b?r, court
- A state reception formerly given by Indian princes for a British sovereign or one given for an Indian prince by his subjects.
- The court of an Indian prince.
Origin of durbarUrdu darbār audience hall, court from Persian dar door, gate ( from Middle Persian) ( from Old Persian duvara- ); see dhwer- in Indo-European roots. bār audience hall ( from East Iranian dwāra- courtyard ; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots.)
- (India) Alternative spelling of darbar.