Zam`in*dar" (?), n. [Hind. zemindar, zamindar, a landholder, Per. zamindar; zamin land dar holding.]

A landowner; also, a collector of land revenue; now, usually, a kind of feudatory recognized as an actual proprietor so long as he pays to the government a certain fixed revenue.

[Written also zemindar.] [India]

 

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