Ryot
Ryot Ry"ot (r[imac]"[o^]t), n. [Ar. & Hind. ra'iyat, the same word as ra'iyah, a subject, tenant, peasant. See {Rayah}.] A peasant or cultivator of the soil. [India] [1913 Webster]

The Indian ryot and the Egyptian fellah work for less pay than any other laborers in the world. --The Nation. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ryot — or Ravat (from an Arabic word raiyat, which originates from ra a] meaning etymologically, a herd at pasture and subjects in a collective sense, properly a subject, then a tenant of the soil. The word ryot is used throughout India for the general… …   Wikipedia

  • Ryot — Ryot, s. Raiot …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • ryot — [rī′ət] n. [Hindi raiyat < Ar raʼīya, flock, herd] in India, a peasant or tenant farmer …   English World dictionary

  • ryot —   n. Indian peasant.    ♦ ryotwar, a. pertaining to system of rent or tax collecting with direct settlement between goverment and ryot.    ♦ ryotwary, n. & a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ryot — /ruy euht/, n. (in India) 1. a peasant. 2. a person who holds land as a cultivator of the soil. [1615 25; < Hindi raiyat < Pers < Ar ra iyah subjects, lit., flock] * * * …   Universalium

  • ryot — noun A farmer or tiller of the soil …   Wiktionary

  • ryot — [ rʌɪət] noun an Indian peasant or tenant farmer. Origin from Urdu raiyat, from Arab. ra῾īyya flock, subjects , from ra῾ā to pasture …   English new terms dictionary

  • ryot — ry·ot …   English syllables

  • ryot — ry•ot [[t]ˈraɪ ət[/t]] n. raj (in India) a tenant farmer; peasant • Etymology: 1615–25; < Hindi raiyat < Pers < Ar ra‘īyah subjects, lit., flock …   From formal English to slang

  • ryot — /ˈraɪət/ (say ruyuht) noun (in India) 1. a peasant. 2. a tenant farmer. {Hindi raiyat, from Persian ra īyat, from Arabic ra īya} …   Australian English dictionary

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