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Meaning of zamindar

za•min•dar

Pronunciation: (zu-mēn-där'), [key]
— 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.
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