subadar

subadar

[soo-buh-dahr]
noun (formerly, in India)
1.
a provincial governor of the Mogul empire.
2.
the chief native officer of a company of native troops in the British Indian Service.
Also, subahdar.


Origin:
1665–75; < Urdu < Persian, equivalent to ṣūba province + dār holding, holder

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subadar or subahdar (ˈsuːbəˌdɑː)
 
n
Also called: subah (formerly) the chief native officer of a company of Indian soldiers in the British service
 
[C17: via Urdu from Persian, from sūba province + -dār holding]
 
subahdar or subahdar
 
n
 
[C17: via Urdu from Persian, from sūba province + -dār holding]

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subadar

deputy ruler, or viceroy, under the Mughal rule of India. The title was later adopted by the independent rulers of Bengal, Oudh, and Arcot.

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