Definition of Panchayat

1. Noun. A village council in India or southern Pakistan.

Exact synonyms: Panchayet, Punchayet
Generic synonyms: Council
Geographical relationships: Bharat, India, Republic Of India
Category relationships: Islamic Republic Of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan



Definition of Panchayat

1. Noun. A village council or local Government in South Asia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Panchayat

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1. The Life and Life-work of Behramji M. Malabari: Being a Biographical Sketch by Behramji Merwanji Malabari (1892)
"Having taken his first lessons in Gujarati, we next find our little man in the Parsi panchayat School, which gave religious as well as secular instruction. ..."

2. Rape for Profit: Trafficking of Nepali Girls and Women to India's Brothels by Human Rights Watch/Asia, Human Rights Watch (Organization, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1995)
"The panchayat system, which was established by King Mahendra in 1962, was a four-tiered system which provided for popular elections only at the local level, ..."

3. The Pársís: Or, Modern Zerdusthians : a Sketch by Henry George Briggs (1852)
"... SECTION The panchayat In their exode from that land which shad seen at once their rise, their renown, and their ruin, ..."

4. Major-General Sir Thomas Munro, Governor of Madras: Selections from His by Thomas Munro (1881)
"... TRIAL OF CRIMINAL CASES BY JURY OB panchayat. 3rd July, 1827. criminal I HAVE long been satisfied that criminal cases among the tlon of ..."

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