Definition of zamindari in English:


Line breaks: za¦min|dari
Pronunciation: /zəˈmiːndəri
, ˌzəmiːnˈdɑːri
(also zemindari or zamindary)


[mass noun] Indian historical
  • 1The system under which zamindars held land.
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    • The zamindari system is still in vogue in many parts.
    • Despite the abolition of the zamindari system, this region seems to have stood still in time, at least for some castes.
    • Despite hailing from a zamindari background, she raised her voice against the tyranny of the zamindars.
  • 1.1The office or territory of a zamindar.
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    • Plantations are equivalents of big zamindaris all along the Mississippi.
    • In the former princely states, as also in the zamindaries till their abolition soon after independence, concubinage was a recognised custom.
    • A number of old zamindaris changed hands owing to failure to pay the high demand and were auctioned to the highest bidders.



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