Talukdar

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Talukdar A proprietor of a talook.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n talukdar In India, a native officer who collects the revenues of a taluk; also, the proprietor of an estate; a landholder.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind., fr. Per. ta'lluqdār,

Usage

In literature:

Principalities, and the estates of the talukdars of Oudh also descend to the eldest son.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
On the 26th the Viceroy held a grand durbar for the reception of the Talukdars.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
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