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tehsil Line breaks: teh¦sil
Pronunciation: /tʌˈsiːl/

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(also tahsil)

Definition of tehsil in English:

noun

An administrative area in parts of India.
Example sentences
  • Over 60 per cent of this area is made up of the single tehsil of Kishtwar, which, in turn, divides equally into four major valley systems.
  • Further, athletic competitions for youth can be organized at the tehsil, district, division, province and national levels.
  • The party will organise public meetings, rallies, demonstrations, dharnas at tehsils, districts and state-level, he added.

Origin

From Persian and Urdu taḥsīl, from Arabic, 'collection, levying of taxes'.

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