Definition of ryot in English:

ryot

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Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪət
 
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noun

dated
  • An Indian peasant or tenant farmer.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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