Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An Indian landholder in the Mughal Empire and British Raj, responsible for collecting taxes from a district.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In India, a native officer who collects the revenues of a taluk; also, the proprietor of an estate; a landholder.

Etymologies

Hindi taluk (from Arabic ta'al-luk), "district", and dor "holding". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sunanada and Pranita talukdar, on the day of house warming ceremony; they were killed in the October 30 serial blasts in Assam last year.

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