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jemadar

[jem-uh-dahr] /ˈdʒɛm əˌdɑr/
noun, (in India)
1.
any of various government officials.
2.
the supervisor of a staff of servants.
3.
an officer in a sepoy regiment, corresponding in rank to a lieutenant.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; < Urdu jamadar, variant of jamdar < Persian < Arabic jamʿ aggregation + Persian dār holding, leader of
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jemadar

/ˈdʒɛməˌdɑː/
noun
1.
a native junior officer belonging to a locally raised regiment serving as mercenaries in India, esp with the British Army (until 1947)
2.
an officer in the Indian police
Word Origin
C18: from Urdu jama `dār, from Persian jama `at body of men + dār having
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