Definition of Panchayet
1. Noun. A village council in India or southern Pakistan.
Generic synonyms: Council
Geographical relationships: Bharat, India, Republic Of India
Category relationships: Islamic Republic Of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan
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Literary usage of Panchayet
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of the Parsis: Including Their Manners, Customs, Religion, and by Dosabhai Framji Karaka (1884)
"Various questions and considerations—The resolutions of the commissioners—Action of the Government—Substitution of courts for the panchayet—Those to whom ..."
2. Journal of the East India Association by East India Association (London, England) (1884)
"If there were a village panchayet, he might certify the payment to it. ... In every large village or town a panchayet should be established, consisting of ..."
3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1832)
"I stated this my determination to the panchayet, but was then overruled by them. ... Î ' panchayet, a committee of five arbitrators. ..."
4. Indian Village Folk: Their Works and Ways by Thomas B. Pandian (1897)
"The eldest of the members of the panchayet becomes the chief judge of the court, ... The panchayet decides suits of all kinds, such as land disputes, ..."
5. Administration Report by Baroda (1906)
"The members of the panchayet should not be less than five or more than nine in number; ... The Patel is to be the President of the Village panchayet, ..."
6. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1832)
"These two therefore complained to Mr. , who directed that the business should be investigated by a panchayet, I composed of individuals from the several ..."
7. The Old Forest Ranger; Or, Wild Sports of India on the Neilgherry Hills, in by Walter Campbell (1869)
"These two therefore complained to Mr. , who directed that the business should be investigated by a panchayet composed of individuals from the several ..."