Durbar Dur"bar, n. [Hind. darb[=a]r, fr. Per dar?[=a]r house, court, hall of audience; dar door, gate + b[=a]r court, assembly.] An audience hall; the court of a native prince; a state levee; a formal reception of native princes, given by the governor general of India. [India] [Written also {darbar}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • durbar — [dʉr′bär΄] n. [Hindi < darbār < Pers, a ruler s court < dar, portal (for IE base see DOOR) + bār, court] Historical in India or Africa, an official reception or audience held by a native prince, or by a British ruler or governor …   English World dictionary

  • Durbar —    Persian for “prince’s court,” the durbar in British India was a grand court ceremonial used to commemorate special occasions involving the monarchy. Three durbars were held in India by the British. They took the form of receptions, balls,… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Durbar — Darbâr Le darbâr parfois rendu par sa translittération anglaise, durbar est une audience publique donnée par un souverain de l Inde, un empereur moghol, un râja ou tardivement par le vice roi des Indes. Les Grands Moghols donnaient un darbâr… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Durbar — Dụr|bar [auch: ], der od. das; s, s [engl. durbar < Hindi darbār < pers. darbār]: offizieller Empfang bei indischen Fürsten u. bei dem ehemaligen Vizekönig von Indien …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Durbar — Dur|bar der od. das; s, s <über Vermittlung von engl. durbar aus gleichbed. Hindi darbār, dies aus pers. darbār> offizieller Empfang bei indischen Fürsten u. bei dem ehemaligen Vizekönig von Indien …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • durbar — noun Etymology: Hindi & Urda darbār, from Persian, from dar door + bār admission, audience Date: 1609 1. court held by an Indian prince 2. a formal reception held by an Indian prince or an African ruler …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • durbar — /derr bahr/, n. (in India) 1. the court of a native ruler. 2. a public audience or levee held by a native prince or by a British governor or viceroy; an official reception. 3. the hall or place of audience. 4. the audience itself. [1600 10; alter …   Universalium

  • DURBAR —    a ceremonious State reception in India …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • durbar — n. hall or room in the palace of a native prince of India wherein audiences and receptions take place; a state reception or public audience given by a native prince of India or British governor (formerly) …   English contemporary dictionary

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