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ˈdɜr bɑrdur·bar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. durbarnoun

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


  1. durbar

    A durbar is a historical term originally used in India to refer to a royal court or feudal levy court, where the king or his representatives would receive subjects or discuss administrative affairs. It can also refer to a formal assembly or ceremonial meeting, such as those held by African chiefs or British colonial administrators. Additionally, it may denote a public reception or audience held by an Indian prince or a British colonial governor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Durbarnoun

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Durbar

    dur′bar, n. an audience-chamber: a reception or levee, esp. a reception of native princes held by the Viceroy of India: the body of officials at a native court. [Pers. dar-bár, a prince's court, lit. a 'door of admittance.']

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Durbar

    a ceremonious State reception in India.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of durbar in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of durbar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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