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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A state reception formerly given by Indian princes for a British sovereign or one given for an Indian prince by his subjects.
  • noun The court of an Indian prince.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An audience-room in the palaee of a native prince of India; the audience itself.
  • noun A state levee or audience held by the governor-general of India, or by one of the native princes; an official reception.

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

  • noun India An audience hall; the court of a native prince; a state levee; a formal reception of native princes, given by the governor general of India.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun India Alternative spelling of darbar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the room in the palace of a native prince of India in which audiences and receptions occur

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Urdu darbār, audience hall, court, from Persian : dar, door, gate (from Middle Persian, from Old Persian duvara-); see dhwer- in Indo-European roots + bār, audience hall (from East Iranian *dwāra-, courtyard; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots).]

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