Definitions

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  • n. A Hindu clerk or accountant.
  • n. A district or province; a circar.
  • n. The government; the supreme authority of the state.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Hindoo clerk or accountant.
  • n. A district or province; a circar.
  • n. The government; the supreme authority of the state.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In India: The supreme authority; the government.
  • n. The master; the head of a domestic establishment.
  • n. A servant who keeps account of the household expenses and makes purchases for the family; a house-steward; in merchants' offices, a native accountant or clerk.
  • n. A division of a province: used chiefly in the phrase the Northern Sircars, a former division of the Madras Presidency.

Etymologies

Hindi and Persian a superintendent, overseer, chief. (Wiktionary)

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