Zamindari definition

zămən-därē, zĕm-, zə-mēn-
The system of tax collection by zamindars.
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The area administered by a zamindar.
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(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.
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(historical) The office or jurisdiction of a zamindar.
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(historical) The land possessed by a zamindar.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of zamindari - zemindary, zamindary, zemindari

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
zamindari
Plural:
zamindaris

Origin of zamindari

  • Hindi zamīndāri from Persian from zamīndār zamindar zamindar

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