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Saturday, January 05, 2013

aumildar

\aw-mil-DAHR\ , noun;
1.
A manager or agent.
2.
A collector of revenue.
Quotes:
The culprit, on suspicion, is hurried away before the aumildar, and after a few loose questions regarding his criminality…
-- Ya Ding, The Earth Sings
The Aumildar paid me a visit for the express purpose of requesting me to do what I could towards the destruction of an enormous buffalo, which had been the terror of the neighbourhood for the last three or four years.
-- E.N. Richards, "Sport in the Cummermail Jungles," The Sporting Magazine
Origin:
Aumildar comes from the Hindi word amaldār, a combination of the Persian word ʿamal meaning "work" and the suffix -dar meaning "agent."
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