Definition of Raiyat

1. Noun. A peasant or agricultural labourer in South Asia. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Raiyat

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Raiyat

raisinlike
raisins
raisiny
raison d'etre
raison d'être
raison d'êtres
raisonne
raisons d'etre
rait
raita
raitas
raite
raited
raiting
raits
raiyat (current term)
raiyats
raj
raja
rajadhiraja
rajah
rajahs
rajahship
rajahships
rajanigandha
rajanigandhas
rajanya
rajas
rajaship
rajaships

Literary usage of Raiyat

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1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak: His Writings and Speeches by Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1919)
"During the present times, it is the rich who ought to be taxed more. If the Government* does not enquire if the raiyat—the poor ..."

2. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"This may be a common practice when a raiyat has several parcels of land scattered in a mouza or a number of adjoining mouzas, ..."

3. Bengal Under the Lieutenant-governors: Being a Narrative of the Principal by C. E. Buckland (1901)
"In cases where an occupancy raiyat is liable to enhancement of rent under section 18 of Act VIII (BC) of 1869, such enhancement is either to be regulated by ..."

4. The Land-systems of British India: Being a Manual of the Land-tenures and of by Baden Henry Baden-Powell (1892)
"The area of a raiyat's holding may either remain constant or may be varied by ... It is sometimes said that the raiyat holds under an annual lease from ..."

5. Bengal Under the Lieutenant-governors: Being a Narrative of the Principal by Charles Edward Buckland (1901)
"Rejecting all extreme cases, and giving indigo the benefit of all doubts, I cannot put the absolute loss to the raiyat at a low average, reckoning the net ..."

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