jemadar


jemadar

noun (in India)

  1. any of various government officials.
  2. the supervisor of a staff of servants.
  3. an officer in a sepoy regiment, corresponding in rank to a lieutenant.

noun

  1. a native junior officer belonging to a locally raised regiment serving as mercenaries in India, esp with the British Army (until 1947)
  2. an officer in the Indian police

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