nounIndian • historical
- A landowner, especially one who leases his land to tenant farmers.More example sentences
- Atman's ancestors left their homeland due to the cruel exploitation by the zamindars, besides excruciating poverty and disease.
- Land ownership was redistributed to British-selected zamindars, by using excuses of human rights abuses of the prior owners or rulers.
- The zamindars were not really ‘masters of the land’ but tax farmers subservient to imperial officials.
via Urdu from Persian zamīndār, from zamīn 'land' + -dār 'holder'.
More definitions of zamindarDefinition of zamindar in:
- The US English dictionary