Definitions

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  • noun India A tax, or impost levied by a chief on a landowner.

Etymologies

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From Hindi abwāb, from Ar ("doors, sources of revenue"), plural of bāb.

Examples

  • The hadiths were ar - al-Bari by Ibn Hajar al - ` Asqalani (773 - 852 / 1372 - ranged in 97 books (kutub, the plural of kitab) with 1449); and Irshad al-Sari li Sharh Sahih Bukhari by 3,450 chapters (abwab, its singular is bab).

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