Definition of bundobust in English:

bundobust

Line breaks: bundo|bust
Pronunciation: /ˈbəndəbʌst
 
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(also bandobast /ˈbandəbʌst, ˈbʌndəbast/)

noun

[mass noun] Indian
Arrangements or organization: why all these big crowds and strict police bundobust, he wondered
More example sentences
  • Police bandobast was tightened after these clashes between the two communities.
  • On the night of December 7 he had dinner at his parents' home and heard the news about the police bandobast and violence which had started in the Bhendi Bazaar area.
  • Little did they know that you would have been appalled if you came to know that police bandobast for you was causing so much hardship to laypeople.

Origin

Urdu, from Persian band-o-bast 'tying and binding'.

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