• An official in precolonial India assigned to collect the land taxes of his district.
  • A landholder in British colonial India responsible for collecting and paying to the government the taxes on the land under his jurisdiction.
  • Same as <internalXref urlencoded="zemindar">zemindar</internalXref>.
  • 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.
  • a <xref>landowner</xref>, especially on the Indian subcontinent, one paying tax directly to the British government
  • an official tax-collector
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