Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An overseer; inspector; superintendent; governor: a title (originally Mongol) applied in India to various executive officers.

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Examples

  • I offered to return him the money; but this he refused: he insisted upon my paying him the keep of the horse besides: upon which a new quarrel ensued, in which arguments were used on both sides which convinced neither party, and consequently we immediately adjourned to the _daroga_ or police magistrate, who, we agreed, should decide the question.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • _ Praise be to God! and right or wrong, they all appeared so struck by the specious justice of the decision, that the daroga dismissed us, and told us to depart in peace.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • He seemed to think, that he for once had been duped; and very luckily his rage was averted from me to the daroga, who he very freely accused of being a puzzle-headed fool, and one who had no more pretension to law than _he_ had to honesty.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • The question puzzled the daroga so much, that he declined interfering, and was about ordering us to the tribunal of the cadi, when a decrepit old man, a bystander, said, ‘Why do you make so much difficulty about

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • I expected to see, at least, the _daroga_ (police magistrate) and all his officers rush in and seize me; and I waited in agony for the result of the intrusion, when

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • Until then, in the depths of her eyes, daroga, I had always seen my dead wife; it was the first time I saw my living wife there.

    The Phantom of the Opera

  • Only, mark me, daroga, when you were yelling like the devil, because of the water, Christine came to me with her beautiful blue eyes wide open, and swore to me, as she hoped to be saved, that she consented to be my living wife! ...

    The Phantom of the Opera

  • "Not a word, daroga, or I shall blow everything up."

    The Phantom of the Opera

  • When I came and told the Persian of the poor result of my visit to M. Poligny, the daroga gave a faint smile and said:

    The Phantom of the Opera

  • Note: The Persian might easily have admitted that Erik's fate also interested himself, for he was well aware that, if the government of Teheran had learned that Erik was still alive, it would have been all up with the modest pension of the erstwhile daroga.

    The Phantom of the Opera

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