Definition of Jemidar

1. n. The chief or leader of a band or body of persons; esp., in the native army of India, an officer of a rank corresponding to that of lieutenant in the English army.



Definition of Jemidar

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of jemadar) ¹

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Definition of Jemidar

1. jemadar [n -S] - See also: jemadar

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jemidar

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jemidar (current term)
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Literary usage of Jemidar

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1. Across Africa by Verney Lovett Cameron, Daniel Oliver (1877)
"Two of the jemidar's train now joined us, one being a good-looking young fellow with the color showing through his skin, although as nearly black as a man ..."

2. Journal of a Route Across India, Through Egypt, to England, in the Latter (1819)
"... in camp—jemidar of the Nizam's escort—His field equipment—Want of discipline in the native armies—State of the country—Tigers—Arrive at Kotal—Hostility ..."

3. Jungle Life in India: Or, The Journeys and Journals of an Indian Geologist by Valentine Ball (1880)
"The jemidar held a powerful No. 10 smooth bore, and a cooly, with a No. 15 smooth bore, stood behind as a reserve. Shortly after the beat had commenced some ..."

4. Southern Literary Messenger (1859)
"Consent of the gang, especially of the jemidar and ... favourite officer, the jemidar rushes forward, and with clenched teeth and a yell of savage triumph, ..."

5. Travels in Kashmir and the Panjab: Containing a Particular Account of the by Karl Alexander Hügel, Thomas Best Jervis (1845)
"The jemidar very stoutly denied this imputation on his bravery, ... In the midst of my lecture he exclaimed, " Is not the jemidar a cowardly rogue ? ..."

6. Around the World: A Narrative of a Voyage in the East India Squadron Under by Robert Burts, An officer of the U. S. Navy, George C Read (1840)
"The jemidar acts as master of the ceremonies when the Pajti is performed, and he assigns to every T'hag the particular duty he is to undertake in the ..."

7. Journal of a Route Across India, Through Egypt, to England in the Latter End (1819)
"... in camp—jemidar of the Nizam's escort—His field equipment—Want of discipline in the native armies—State of the country—Tigers—Arrive at Kotal—Hostility ..."

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