Definition of "zemindar" []

  • Variant of zamindar. (noun)

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Use "zemindar" in a sentence
  • "We halted at Lagshung, at the house of a friendly zemindar, who pressed upon me the loan of a big Yarkand horse for the ford, a kindness which nearly proved fatal; and then by shingle paths through lacerating thickets of the horrid"
  • "He is a zemindar, and the large house in which he made us welcome stands in his own patrimony."
  • "So with our train of gopas, zemindar, peasants, and muleteers, we mounted to a corridor full of lamas in ragged red dresses, yellow girdles and yellow caps, where we were presented with plates of apricots, and the door of the lowest of the seven temples heavily grated backwards."