from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Formerly, in Persia, a military officer; in India, under the Mogul government, an officer who had charge of the police and criminal matters.
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The Company's agent, though highly offended at this arbitrary proceeding, was unable to resist it, having only one ship and a few sepoys; and, in spite of the efforts of the foujdar to dissuade him, he embarked with all his goods, and set sail for the peninsula, "(qu.
"Despotism is the principle upon which every measure is founded, and the people in the interior parts of the country are ruled at the discretion of the aumil or foujdar for the time being.