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subadar

[soo-buh-dahr] /ˌsu bəˈdɑr/
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
1665-1675
1665-75; < Urdu < Persian, equivalent to ṣūba province + dār holding, holder
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subadar

/ˈsuːbəˌdɑː/
noun
1.
(formerly) the chief native officer of a company of Indian soldiers in the British service Also called subah
Word Origin
C17: via Urdu from Persian, from sūba province + -dār holding
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nabob

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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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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