jaghire


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jaghire

(dʒɑːˈɡɪə) ,

jaghir

or

jagir

n
the assignment of the revenues of an Indian district to a person or body of peoplea district with revenues so assigned the revenue derived from such a district
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the resumption of the jaghires, and the confiscation of the treasures of the princesses of Oude, the mother and grandmother of the reigning nabob."(5) The extortionist practices through which the Nabob of Arcot was embroiled in debts he could not resolve had already prompted serious consideration of impeachment, but Richard Brinsley Sheridan detailed an even more scandalous sequel that elicited widespread sympathy for the Nabob's female relatives, who also had suffered at the hands of Warren Hastings and his agents: "For five hours and an half Mr.