khilat


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khilat

(ˈkɪlʌt)
n
(Historical Terms) history (in India and the Middle East) a ceremonial robe or other gift given to someone by a superior as a mark of honour
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The ihsan were British favours like titles (sir, khan bahadur, etc), honorary medals, khilat with attached money rewards, life pensions, office of honorary magistrate, assistant commissioner, courtier, etc.
Israeli occupation authorities on Monday gave an evacuation order to a Palestinian farmer, and halted construction of a water well in the area of Khilat al-Nahla area south of Bethlehem.
Renovation of water tap platform at 9, Khilat Ghosh Lane and others in ward 24.
The presentation of the khilat, "robe of honour", by a ruler to his courtiers and others as a mark of favour was an ancient practice, dating back at least to the 14th-century Tughlaq dynasty.