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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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It will crimp the long- standing zamindaris. It will have strong age and tenure restrictions.
The new organisation had been founded a year earlier by a Muslim lawyer of great talent, Fazl-ul-Huq, nicknamed the Tiger of Bengal, who had spent many years defending the rights of sharecroppers and tenants against their landlords, Hindu zamindaris and Muslim nawabs.
For the zamindars their universe had suddenly collapsed: they had no 'land left equivalent even to the hub of the great wheels which was once their zamindaris'.
The main source of income for the upper and middle class Muslims in north India had for centuries been Jagirdari, zamindari and government service.