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  • The jageer was a grant for the support of troops and of civil establishments, and for charitable or religious purposes. The chief jageers were for the support of troops, and were called foujdaries; these were granted to maintain the frontier armies and garrisons, where probably no revenue could otherwise have been collected.

    --Arthur Phillips, 1876, The Law Relating to the Land Tenures of Lower Bengal

    January 20, 2008