Definitions for durbarˈdɜr bɑr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dur•barˈdɜr bɑr(n.)

  1. Category: Indian (India)

    Ref: Also, darbar.

  2. a similar reception held in the former Hausa states of N Nigeria.

    Category: Indian (India)

Origin of durbar:

1600–10; alter. of Urdu darbār court < Pers, =dar door +bār entry

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

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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