Jemidar

Jemidar

Jem"i*dar`\, n. [Per. & Hind. jama-d[=a]r.] The chief or leader of a hand or body of persons; esp., in the native army of India, an officer of a rank corresponding to that of lieutenant in the English army. [Written also jemadar, jamadar.]
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