Sentence Examples

  • A durbar is the executive council of a native state.
  • The Umballa durbar, at which Shere Ali was recognized as amir of Afghanistan, though in one sense the completion of what Lord Lawrence had begun, owed much of its success to the personal influence of Lord Mayo himself.
  • DURBAR, a term in India for a court or levee, from the Persian durbar.
  • A durbar may be either a council for administering affairs of state, or a purely ceremonial gathering.
  • In the latter sense the word has come to be applied to great ceremonial gatherings like Lord Lytton's durbar for the proclamation of the queen empress in India in 1877, or the Delhi durbar of 1903.

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