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