zam·in·dar also zem·in·dar (zămən-där′, zĕm-, zə-mēn-där)
1. An official in precolonial India assigned to collect the land taxes of his district.
2. A landholder in British colonial India responsible for collecting and paying to the government the taxes on the land under his jurisdiction.
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