Definition of Chout

1. n. An assessment equal to a fourth part of the revenue.



Definition of Chout

1. Noun. (India) An assessment equal to a quarter of the revenue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chout

1. extortion [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chout

choughs
choultries
choultry
chounter
chounters
chouse
choused
chouser
chousers
chouses
choush
choushes
chousing
chousingha
chousinghas
chout (current term)
chouts
choux
choux pastries
choux pastry
chow
chow chow
chow down
chow hall
chow halls
chow line
chow mein
chowchow
chowchows
chowder

Literary usage of Chout

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1. The History of India by Mountstuart Elphinstone (1841)
"It was a permanent contribution of chout. one fourth of the revenue, and exempted the districts that agreed to it from plunder as long as it was regularly ..."

2. The History of India, from the Earliest Period to the Close of Lord by John Clark Marshman (1867)
"This is the first mention in history of the celebrated claim of the chout, or fourth of the revenue, The origin of which the Mahrattas subsequently marched ..."

3. Palmer's Index to "The Times" NewspaperTimes (London, England) (1887)
"FW. for Assault, 28 / 4 e chout, Cornelius, for Threats, 14/4« Clark. Chus . for Assault, 7 j 4 6 Clarke. \Vm.. for Wife Desertion, 29 т Я f Henry, ..."

4. The History of India: From the Earliest Period to the Close of Lord by John Clark Marshman (1867)
"Peshwa obtain« ^e singular moderation of the Peshwa on this the chout of occasion, when the Nizam was at his mercy, was ii'i-rat, ..."

5. The History of India from the Earliest Ages by James Talboys Wheeler (1881)
"He left the province of Orissa in the possession of the Raja, and pledged himself to pay a yearly chout or tribute of twelve lakhs of rupees for Bengal and ..."

6. An historical account of the settlement and possession of Bombay, by the by Samuel Pechel (1781)
"... his march towards the country pf Hyder, demanding the arrears of chout, at the fame time writing to Mahomet Aly Cawn nabob of the Carnatic, ..."

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