ryot

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Etymology[edit]

17th century. From Hindi रैयत (raiyat, peasant), from Urdu رعیت (ra‘īyat, peasant), from Persian رعیت (ra‘iyat, population, peasants), from Arabic رَعِيَّة (raʿiyya, flock, herd).

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Noun[edit]

ryot (plural ryots)

  1. (India) A farmer or tiller of the soil.

Usage notes[edit]

The word does not find a place in several modern dictionaries, but is still used by general media, especially on the Indian sub-continent.

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