tahsildar

tahsildar

[tuh-seel-dahr]
noun
(in India) a collector for, or official of, the revenue department.
Also, tahseeldar.


Origin:
1790–1800; < Urdu < Persian, equivalent to tahṣīl collection (< Arabic) + -dār agent suffix

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tahsildar (təˈsiːldɑː)
 
n
the officer in charge of the collection of revenues, etc, in a tahsil
 
[C18: via Hindi from Persian, from tahsil + Persian -dār having]

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