darbar

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Etymology[edit]

From Persian دربار, Urdu دربار (court).

Noun[edit]

darbar (plural darbars)

  1. A ceremonial gathering held by a British colonial ruler, especially in India.
    • 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 175:
      He decided to stage a durbar on the plains outside the city, at which the Afghans would be able to express their loyalty to their new ruler.

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