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Mofussil

(East Indies). The subordinate divisions of a district; the seat of government being called sudder. Provincial.

“To tell a man that fatal charges have been laid against him, and refuse him an opportunity for explanation, this is not even Mofussil justice.” —The Times.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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