jaghir

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From Urdu جاگیر, from Persian جاگیر (jâgîr, jaghir).

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jaghir (plural jaghirs)

  1. (East India) An assignment of the produce and income of a particular district or village to a person or persons, as an annuity; also, the district itself.
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 82:
      He figured why pay your generals hefty salaries and award them vast jagirs if you were going to end up doing all the work anyway?

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