Definitions for ryotˈraɪ ət

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  1. ryot(Noun)

    A farmer or tiller of the soil.

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  1. Ryot(noun)

    a peasant or cultivator of the soil

  2. Origin: [Ar. & Hind. ra'iyat, the same word as ra'iyah, a subject, tenant, peasant. See Rayah.]

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  1. Ryot

    Ryot was a general economic term used throughout India for peasant cultivators but with variations in different provinces. While zamindars were landlords, raiyats were tenants and cultivators, and served as hired labour. A raiyat was primarily defined as someone who has acquired a right to hold land for the purpose of cultivating it, whether alone or by members of his family, hired servants, or partners. It also referred to succession rights.

Anagrams of ryot »

  1. tyro

  2. troy, Troy

  3. tory, Tory

  4. Tory

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