A district official in India in charge of revenues and taxation.
Persian : taḥṣīl
, collection, revenue (from
Arabic, infinitive of ḥaṣṣala
, to acquire, collect, derived stem of ḥaṣala
, to occur, obtain; see ḥṣl in the Appendix of Semitic roots
) + -dār
, having; see dher- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots
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