Ry"ot (?), n. [Ar. & Hind. ra'iyat, the same word as ra'iyah, a subject, tenant, peasant. See Rayah.]

A peasant or cultivator of the soil.

[India]

The Indian ryot and the Egyptian fellah work for less pay than any other laborers in the world. The Nation.

 

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