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n.1.A proprietor of a talook.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He concludes that their willingness to be led in the revolt by the hereditary class of talookdars who had recently been dispossessed by British annexation, could be read as "an admission that their own rights, whatever these may be, are subordinate to those of the talookdars....
As the quasi-aristocratic system of talookdars was being "restored" in Oudh, the Bengal Tenancy Act of 1859 made tiny steps toward "reinstating" privileges of occupancy tenants that the British came to understand as having been taken away by Lord Cornwallis' 1793 permanent settlement of Bengal.