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also zem·in·dar·y  (zăm′ən-där′ē, zĕm′-, zə-mēn-)
n. pl. zam·in·dar·is also zem·in·dar·ies
1. The system of tax collection by zamindars.
2. The area administered by a zamindar.

[Hindi zamīndāri, from Persian, from zamīndār, zamindar; see zamindar.]
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(zəmiːnˈdɑːrɪ) or


n, pl -is
(Agriculture) (in India) a large agricultural estate
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After Zamindari abolition in 1952, the land was declared as barren in revenue records and transferred to the Gram Sabha.
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The Company also acquired zamindari - read ownership - of all the land between Calcutta and the Bay of Bengal, a length of 80 kilometres along the Hoogly River, effectively taking over the most productive part of the province.
Another political outfall, not fully realized but which acted like slow poison or cancer, was the lack of action in West Pakistan on the Muslim League high command's decision under the Quaid e Azam to abolish zamindari (as mentioned to me by Khwaja Nazimuddin) while East Pakistan went ahead with it immediately.