mirasdar

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi मिरासडर (mirāsḍar).

Noun[edit]

mirasdar (plural mirasdars)

  1. (historical) An aristocratic landowner in India.
    • 1983, Tapan Raychaudhuri, The Cambridge Economic History of India: Volume 2, C.1751-c.1970:
      In many mirasdari areas, there were no hereditary village headmen and the mirasdars as a group performed their functions, such as collecting the land revenue.

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