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Zamindar meaning

Zamindar - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. A landowner; also, a collector of land revenue; now, usually, a kind of feudatory recognized as an actual proprietor so long as he pays to the government a certain fixed revenue.

Zamindar - examples of usage

  1. " On the other hand, their good offices may secure benefits, as in the case of a zamindar of Muzaffarnagar, who at Allahabad refused to eat a piece of human flesh offered to him by an Aghori; the latter thereupon threw the flesh at the zamindar's head, on which it stuck. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
  2. The zamindar afterwards became so exceedingly wealthy that he had difficulty in storing his wealth." - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
  3. The term Bhuiya, however, is also employed by other tribes and by some Hindus as a title for landholders, being practically equivalent to zamindar. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
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