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faujdar

Line breaks: fauj|dar
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːdʒɪdɑː
 
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(also faujidar)

Definition of faujdar in English:

noun

Indian
A police officer.
Example sentences
  • Emperor Bahadur Shah's order, issued on December 10, 1710 was a general warrant for the faujdars to ‘kill the worshippers of Nanak, i.e. Sikhs, wherever they are found.’

Origin

late 17th century (in the sense 'Mogul state official in charge of the police'): from Persian fawjdār 'military commander', from Arabic fawj 'troop' + Persian -dār 'holding, holder'.

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