Definition of Ryotwari

1. Noun. (historical) In British India, a system used to collect revenues directly from the ryots (cultivators of agricultural land), as opposed to zamindari, where revenues were collected indirectly through zamindars. ¹



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Definition of Ryotwari

1. a system of land-tenure [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ryotwari

ryllet
ryllettys
rymme
rymmed
rymmes
rymming
rynd
rynds
rynersonite
rynge
rynt
ryokan
ryokans
ryot
ryots
ryotwari (current term)
ryotwaris
rype
rypeck
rypecks
ryper
rypophagous
rysh
ryshes
rysimeter
rysimeters
ryth
rythmic
rython
ryths

Literary usage of Ryotwari

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1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter, Great Britain India Office (1908)
"Almost the whole area is held ryotwari; ... not have been to await patiently the extension, which was certain to come in time, of ryotwari cultivation. ..."

2. The Province of Burma: A Report Prepared on Behalf of the University of Chicago by Alleyne Ireland (1907)
"In the ryotwari provinces of Madras and Burma, the attempt has been made to fix assessment rates in accordance with produce, but the rules giving effect to ..."

3. Some South Indian Villages by Gilbert Slater (1918)
"SCHEME FOR SURVEY OF A ryotwari VILLAGE. General instruction.—Embody in your report the official information which is available, but endeavour also to test ..."

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