Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the East Indies, the chief police officer of a city.

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

  • noun East Indies The chief police officer of a large city.

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  • noun The chief police officer of a large city.

Etymologies

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Persian

Examples

  • But the cutwal falls in love with the woman, says that she is his brother's wife, accuses the five of his brother's murder, and carries them before the cazi.

    Filipino Popular Tales

  • He claims her to be his wife, who has been seduced from his house, and hails the four travellers before the cutwal.

    Filipino Popular Tales

  • _cutwal_, and the zemindars in four purgunnahs are so refractory as to have fortified themselves in their gurries, and to refuse all payments of revenue.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 08 (of 12)

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