Definition of Mofussil
1. Noun. (India) Originally, the regions of India outside the three (w East India Company) capitals of Bombay, Calcutta and Madras; hence, parts of a country outside an urban centre; the regions, rural areas. ¹
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Definition of Mofussil
1. a rural area [n -S]
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Literary usage of Mofussil
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Civilian's South India: Some Places and People in Madras by " "Civilian (1921)
"mofussil," good sirs, is what you mean at home when you speak of " The ... The mofussil is a vast stretch of country peopled, so far as Europeans go, ..."
2. The History and Constitution of the Courts and Legislative Authorities in India by Herbert Cowell (1872)
"Separation between Courts of Presidency Town and mofussil—In laws and procedure—First attempts to amalgamate them—'Abolition of Supreme Courts—Bill ..."
3. The Select Journal of Foreign Periodical Literature by Andrews Norton, Charles Folsom (1834)
"[Passing over one number of the " mofussil Stations," relating to Patna, of less interest than the generality of the series, we take that concerning Benares ..."
4. The Law of Limitation and Prescription (in British India): Including by Upendra Nath Mitra, India (1885)
"(I.) Bengal mofussil — Plan for tho administration of justice, ... Bombay mofussil— Regulation I of 1800 — Regulation V of 1827 — The three Codes of Bengal, ..."
5. Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan: With Sketches of Anglo-Indian Society by Emma Roberts (1837)
"SCENES IN THE mofussil: CAWNPORE. ALTHOUGH our Indian territories are much better and more extensively known than they were even a few years ago, ..."
6. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1859)
"We propose to give a brief outline of the life which the embryo Magistrate and Collector first enters on in the mofussil, noting as we go along the ..."
7. The Law of Mortgage in Bengal and the North West Provinces by Arthur George Macpherson, Ninian Hill Thomson (1868)
"OF mofussil MORTGAGES IN THE HIGH COUET AS A COURT OF ORIGINAL JURISDICTION. Having sketched the law which governs mortgages in the mofussil Courts (and ..."
8. The Rebellion in India: How to Prevent Another by John Bruce Norton (1857)
"The civil service has the exclusive possession of the bench in the mofussil, to the exclusion of trained professional men. ..."