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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In British India: Subsistence-money given to soldiers, witnesses, prisoners, and others. An allowance in addition to their pay originally made to troops serving in the field.
  • noun In British India, agio; discount; difference of exchange.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Extra pay; esp. an extra allowance to an English officer serving in India.
  • noun India Rate of exchange; also, the discount on uncurrent coins.

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  • noun India, dated An exchange rate.
  • noun India, dated The discount on uncurrent coins.

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