zemindar


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zem·in·dar

 (zăm′ən-där′, zĕm′-, zə-mēn-där′)
n.
Variant of zamindar.

zemindar

(zəmiːnˈdɑː)
n
(Agriculture) a variant spelling of zamindar
zeminˈdari, zeminˈdary n

za•min•dar

or ze•min•dar

(zə minˈdɑr)

n.
1. (in British India) a landlord required to pay a land tax to the government.
2. (in Mogul India) a collector of farm revenue, who paid a fixed sum on the district assigned to him.
[1675–85; < Hindi < Persian zamīndār landholder =zamīn earth, land + -dār holding, holder]
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Down south they sell them - to zemindars and such-all of Oudh.