Tahsildar meaning

tə-sēldär
A district official in India in charge of revenues and taxation.
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Origin of tahsildar

  • Urdu taḥsīldār from Persian taḥṭīl collection, revenue (from Arabic) (infinitive of ḥaṭṭala to acquire, collect derived stem of ḥaṭala to occur, obtain ḥṭl in Semitic roots) -dār having dher- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition