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ryot Line breaks: ryot
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪət/

Definition of ryot in English:


An Indian peasant or tenant farmer.
Example sentences
  • The Vice-Chancellor of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and the Director of Seed Certification also visited the farm and answered the queries of the ryots.
  • The unscrupulous ryots have been filling up open pits with tank water through a drain.
  • Because, in the preceding years, the ryots underwent a severe prolonged spell of drought.


From Urdu raiyat, from Arabic ra‘īyya 'flock, subjects', from ra‘ā 'to pasture'.

Words that rhyme with ryot

Byatt, diet, quiet, riot, Wyatt
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