Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The native commander of a risala.

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Examples

  • The risaldar promised to release me as soon as I should confess: but instead of that he set fire to the straw out of pure villainy, for what could I do to him?

    In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India

  • My servants were dispersed, and the risaldar of the horsemen, a European, seized me and thrust me into this house, abandoned like all the rest, for the people fled before his approach, fearing he would burn and destroy.

    In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India

  • "Were there any other Europeans besides the risaldar among the horsemen?" he asked.

    In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India

  • And looked like a risaldar {officer commanding a troop of horse}?

    In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India

  • The risaldar took it from me, read it, and questioned me.

    In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India

  • The risaldar stepped up close to the dog-cart and spoke to the man he imagined was the sais, using, as was natural, the Rajput tongue.

    Guns of the Gods

  • The risaldar ordered Tess away without further ceremony, making his meaning plain by taking the horse's head and starting him.

    Guns of the Gods

  • The guard lined up at attention -- eight men and a risaldar (officer) -- double the regular number by Gungadhura's orders.

    Guns of the Gods

  • Grouped in the center of the hall were about two hundred men, all armed with sabers, -- men of every age, and height and swarthiness, from stout, blue-bearded veterans to youths yet in their teens, -- dressed in every hue imaginable from the scarlet frock-coat, white breeches and high black boots of a risaldar-major to the jeweled silken gala costume of the dandiest of Rajput's youth.

    Guns of the Gods

  • Tess wondered whether to hope that the risaldar of the guard had already reported to Gungadhura the lady doctor's visit, or to hope that he had not.

    Guns of the Gods

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