Zamindar


Zamindar
Zamindar am`in*dar", n. [Hind. zem[=i]nd[=a]r, zam[=i]nd[=a]r, a landholder, Per. zam[=i]nd[=a]r; zam[=i]n land d[=a]r holding.] A landowner; also, a collector of land revenue; now, usually, a kind of feudatory recognized as an actual proprietor so long as he pays to the government a certain fixed revenue. [Written also {zemindar}.] [India] [1913 Webster]

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  • ZAMINDAR — En Inde, à l’époque des empereurs moghols, dans les campagnes, l’impôt était perçu par le zamindar, qui allait, pour ce faire, de village en village. Sa charge, alors, n’était pas héréditaire, ce qui ne l’empêchait point de s’enrichir par la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • zamindar — [zə mēn΄där′] n. [Hindi zamīndār, an occupant of land, landholder < Pers < zamīn, land, earth + dār, holding] Historical in India, a) a collector of the revenue from land b) a landholder; specif., under British rule, an aristocratic… …   English World dictionary

  • Zamindar — For other uses, see Zamindar (disambiguation). Maharaja Lakshmeshwar Singh, zamindar of Raj Darbhanga …   Wikipedia

  • Zamindar — Maharaja Lakshmeshwar Singh, zamindar de Raj Darbhanga Un zamindar o zemindar, fueron generalmente aristócratas hereditarios, en lo que actualmente es la India y Pakistán, que tenían enormes extensiones de tierra y gobernaba a los campesinos que… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Zamindar — Als Zamindar (Plural: Zamindars oder Zamindare, gelegentlich auch Zamindari; wörtlich „Landbesitzer“) wurde ursprünglich in erster Linie die Person bezeichnet, die die Ehre hatte, für den Großmogul aus einer bestimmten Region im Mogulreich in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • zamindar — /zeuh meen dahr /, n. 1. (in British India) a landlord required to pay a land tax to the government. 2. (in Mogul India) a collector of farm revenue, who paid a fixed sum on the district assigned to him. Also, zemindar. [1675 85; < Hindi < Pers… …   Universalium

  • Zamindar — Zamindạr   [za , persisch], in Indien ursprünglich der Steuerpächter, später der Grundherr. Das System der Grundsteuereintreibung durch Steuerpächter stammte aus der Zeit der Mogulherrscher und wurde durch die Briten 1793 in der Weise… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • zamindar — or zemindar noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu zamīndār, from Persian, from zamīn land + dār holder Date: 1683 1. a collector of the land revenue of a district for the government during the period of Mogul rule in India 2. a feudal landlord in British… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • zamindar — [zə mi:ndα:] (also zemindar) noun Indian, historical a landowner who leased land to tenant farmers. Origin via Urdu from Pers. zamīndār, from zamīn land + dār holder …   English new terms dictionary

  • zamindar — za•min•dar or zemindar [[t]zə minˈdɑr[/t]] n. 1) raj (in British India) a landlord required to pay a land tax to the government 2) raj gov (in Mogul India) a collector of farm revenue, who paid a fixed sum on the district assigned to him •… …   From formal English to slang


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