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ryot

[rahy-uh t] /ˈraɪ ət/
noun, (in India)
1.
a peasant.
2.
a person who holds land as a cultivator of the soil.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Hindi raiyat < Persian < Arabic raʿīyah subjects, literally, flock
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ryot

/ˈraɪət/
noun
1.
(in India) a peasant or tenant farmer
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi ra`īyat, from Arabic ra`īyah flock, peasants, from ra`ā pasture
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