Definitions for durbarˈdɜr bɑr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. durbar(noun)

    the room in the palace of a native prince of India in which audiences and receptions occur

Webster Dictionary

  1. Durbar(noun)

    an audience hall; the court of a native prince; a state levee; a formal reception of native princes, given by the governor general of India

  2. Origin: [Hind. darbr, fr. Per darr house, court, hall of audience; dar door, gate + br court, assembly.]

Freebase

  1. Durbar

    Durbar is a Persian term meaning the Shah's noble court or a formal meeting where the Shah held all discussions regarding the state. It was later used in India and Nepal for a ruler's court or feudal levy as the latter came to be ruled and later administered by Persians and Perso-Turcomen rulers. A durbar may be either a feudal state council for administering the affairs of a princely state, or a purely ceremonial gathering, as in the time of the British Empire in India.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Durbar

    a ceremonious State reception in India.

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