1. A state reception formerly given by Indian princes for a British sovereign or one given for an Indian prince by his subjects.
2. The court of an Indian prince.
[Urdu darbār, audience hall, court, from Persian : dar, door, gate (from Middle Persian, from Old Persian duvara-); see dhwer- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + bār, audience hall (from East Iranian *dwāra-, courtyard; see dhwer- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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