Origin: Hindi ; from darbār ; from Persian a ruler's court ; from dar, portal (for Indo-European base see door) plush bār, court
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- 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: Urdu darbār, audience hall, court, from Persian : dar, indoors (from Middle Persian, door, from Old Persian duvara-); see dhwer- in Indo-European roots + bār, audience hall (from East Iranian *dwāra-, courtyard; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots).