2. Noun. A former village headman in Bengal, through whom the government dealt with the peasants. ¹
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Definition of Muqaddam
1. an Indian leader [n -S]
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Literary usage of Muqaddam
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1891)
"THE muqaddam OF SPINS. " A mote dancing in a sunbeam—the sun has act—the mote is gone—whither ?—into a brother's eye, perchance. ..."
2. A Dictionary of Kashmiri Proverbs & Sayings: Explained and Illustrated from by James Hinton Knowles (1885)
"... Shi'as when celebrating the Muharram purposely spat in the direction of the muqaddam Sahib's tomb, and this so enraged the Sums that they fell upon them ..."
3. The Land-systems of British India: Being a Manual of the Land-tenures and of by Baden Henry Baden-Powell (1892)
"The muqaddam's duty is to control and superintend the See. 141. village patwari and watchmen, and to see to their enjoying their proper remuneration in cash ..."
4. A Handy Urdu-English Dictionary Based on Shakespear and the Best Modern by S Sangaji, John Shakespear (1899)
"А. «Ля« muqaddam, (part. pass. it. of лЛ» preceding) adj. (see P ah la) Antecedent, before, prior, preceding; major proposition of a syllogism ; am The ..."