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dharna

[dahr-nuh, duhr-] /ˈdɑr nə, ˈdʌr-/
noun
1.
(in India) the practice of exacting justice or compliance with a just demand by sitting and fasting at the doorstep of an offender until death or until the demand is granted.
Also, dhurna.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Hindi: placing
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dharna

/ˈdʌnə; ˈdɑː-/
noun
1.
(in India) a method of obtaining justice, as the payment of a debt, by sitting, fasting, at the door of the person from whom reparation is sought
Word Origin
C18: from Hindi, literally: a placing
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