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1. A state reception formerly given by Indian princes for a British sovereign or one given for an Indian prince by his subjects.
2. The court of an Indian prince.
a. (formerly) the court of a native ruler or a governor in India and British Colonial West Africa
b. a levee at such a court
[C17: from Hindi darbār court, from Persian, from dar door + bār entry, audience]
1. Also, darbar. (in colonial India) a reception, commemorating a particular occasion.
2. a similar reception held in the former Hausa states of N Nigeria.
[1600–10; alter. of Urdu darbār court < Persian, =dar door + bār entry]