zemindar

Definitions:

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  • Originally, one of a class of farmers of the revenue from land held in common by its cultivators, established by the Mogul government of India, every one in a specially assigned tract or district; now, in many provinces, a native landlord, regarded as a successor of the preceding, and similarly responsible for the land-tax, who under British regulations has become the actual proprietor of the soil under his jurisdiction, often with right of primogeniture.
  • Same as <xref urlencoded="zamindar">zamindar</xref>.
  • Alternative spelling of <xref>zamindar</xref>.
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