from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A village or district in India ruled over by a jaghirdar (mayor)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A village or district the government and revenues of which are assigned to some person, usually in consideration of some service to be rendered, esp. the maintenance of troops.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the East Indies, an assignment of the government share of the produce of a section of land to an individual, either for his personal behoof or for the support of a public establishment, particularly a military establishment.
I have also my jaghir [holding] from the hands of the State — a free gift to me and mine.
He subsequently distinguished himself under the Peshwah in the famous campaigns of 1737-8 against the Mogul emperor, Mohammed Shah: and on the cession of Malwa to the Mahrattas in 1743, he received the government of that province as a _jaghir_ or fief, which he transmitted at his death to his son Mahdajee.
So much did the Badshah appreciate the society of his admiral that he grudged him to the sea, but compromised matters by bestowing on him a _jaghir_ with a river frontage, which the Habshi's descendants, in the break-up of the empire, contrived to erect into the independent state of Habshiabad.
Neither his friend's pathetic loneliness, nor the inducements he so lavishly offered, would have tempted Gerrard to leave the capital had it not been that he had ascertained from the Nawab that the _jaghir_ which he had granted to Rukn-ud-din as the Rani's representative lay in the direction in which Charteris was now to be found.
I have also my jaghir [holding] from the hands of the State -- a free gift to me and mine.