Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See durbar.

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  • noun A ceremonial gathering held by a British colonial ruler, especially in India.

Etymologies

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From Persian دربار, Urdu دربار ("court").

Examples

  • The training began with drill and a ceremonial parade followed by 'darbar' in which Mohanlal addressed the jawans of the unit.

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  • The court proceedings rarely moved beyond the discussion on deciding the next date of hearing, and for the rest of the duration the place used to turn into what can best be described as Zardari's court-house, 'darbar'.

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  • Without waiting for darbar move, the doctors proceeded on strike and created numerous problems and sufferings for the sick.

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  • From Moti Katla I came to my host and benefactor Peersab Fakhru Miyas house dropped all my stuff and came to meet him at his spiritual darbar Hujra no 6, I paid my respects to him,at the Hujra , taking his permission I wandered out, collected my camera from his house , as photography is totally banned in the Dargah premises..

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  • The minister was addressing a public gathering at Hygam village of Baramulla district after taking a review cum public darbar meeting at the district.

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  • And she would tell us wondrous stories of her youth, of the lands she had seen, and the darbar s of the olden days; of kings who were gods, and women whose friendship was victorious over every accident.

    Love and Life Behind the Purdah

  • Miss Rebecca Yeastman, the lady-doctor, through whose sun-spectacles we have been looking, is summoned to the darbar-room.

    Love and Life Behind the Purdah

  • The more abject you felt, the more likely was it that you would appreciate their pinchbeck glories; and you sat on, in the darbar vehicle, the two lean horses foaming with the drive from the guest-house, under the weight of a not too modern chariot and a harness patched up with strips of soiled rag or old packing-cord.

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  • The next morning the Brahmani took the paper, and while she was going along the road to the darbar reading it, the king's son met her, and asked what she was reading, whereupon she replied that she held in her hands a paper containing certain bits of advice, for which she wanted a lac of rupees.

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  • The next morning the Brahmani took the paper, and while she was going along the road to the darbar reading it, the king's son met her, and asked what she was reading, whereupon she replied that she held in her hands a paper containing certain bits of advice, for which she wanted a lac of rupees.

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