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tah·sil·daralso tah·seel·dar (tə-sēl′där′)
A district official in India in charge of revenues and taxation.
[Urdu taḥsīldār, from Persian : taḥṣīl, collection, revenue (from Arabic, infinitive of ḥaṣṣala, to acquire, collect, derived stem of ḥaṣala, to occur, obtain; see ḥṣl in Semitic roots) + -dār, having; see dher- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the officer in charge of the collection of revenues, etc, in a tahsil
[C18: via Hindi from Persian, from tahsil + Persian -dār having]
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