Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the army of India, a native officer next in rank to a subadar, or captain of a, company of Sepoys; a lieutenant: the name is also applied, in the civil service, to certain officers of police, of the customs, etc., and, in large domestic establishments, to an overseer or head servant having general control of the others.
- n. alternative spelling of jemadar.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The chief or leader of a band or body of persons; esp., in the native army of India, an officer of a rank corresponding to that of lieutenant in the English army.
“` ` A jemidar told me that when he was a lad he remembered going, with others, to see a wolf-child which had been netted.”
“A jemidar of ours brought in a Hillman today, who says that the tribes are massing in the Terada ravine, ten miles to the north of us, and intend attacking the next convoy.”
“I then walked the rounds with my jemidar, and having seen that all was right I turned in a little before eleven.”
“The jemidar has been very civil to me, and gives me two guides to go on to Adonde, but no carriers can be hired.”
“We had left many things with the jemidar from an idea that no carriers could be procured.”
“An agent of the Zanzibar custom-house presides over the customs, which are very small, and a jemidar acknowledging the Sultan is the chief authority; but the people are little superior to the natives whom they have displaced.”
“The jemidar has been very civil to me, and gives me two guides to go on to Adondé, but no carriers can be hired.”
“A jemidar told me that when he was a lad he remembered going, with others, to see a wolf-child which had been netted.”
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