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also 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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Like V Lavanya, winner of Best Tahsildar Award of the state government, her husband, N Venkateshwara Naik, a superintendent in the municipal administration department in Hyderabad, was arrested by the ACB while accepting a bribe of Rs250,000 (Dh12,786.9).
A tahsildar was recently caught with an amount of Rs 93 lakh.
NAWABSHAH -- Deputy Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad, Mohammad Nouman Siddique paid a surprise visit of Mukhtiarkar (Tahsildar) Office on continued public complaints against Tapedars (Patwaris) on Monday.
On this occasion Tahsildar Daftar Khan, Tahsildar Arshad Khan and other tribal elders were also present including Sardar Malak Drya Khan Afridi, Malak Mohammad Hasan, Malak Abdullah Khan, and Malak Abdul Razaq.
The Lokayukta had directed the Bengaluru North tahsildar to ascertain whether the minister's family had encroached upon government land.
Alagiri, during its special sitting on Sunday, in a case relating to the alleged assault on a tahsildar.
Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 11 (ANI): Huge quantity of gold and cash was recovered from the house of Tahsildar of Ranga Reddy District, Lavanya on late Wednesday night, said the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB).
An additional tahsildar had also been transferred out a few days ago.
Koliwada, Manohar Tahsildar and Basavaraja Rayareddy condemned CM Siddaramaiah's decision.
Condemning the attack on the tahsildar at Keezhavalavu near Madurai on Friday by union fertilizer minister and chief minister M Karunanidhi's son M K Alagiri and his henchmen, she urged the Election Commission to initiate stringent measures against the culprits.