Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Hindu law. Head of affairs ; the state or government; a grand division of a province; a headman. A name used by Europeans in Bengal to denote the Hindu writer and acceuntant employed by themselves or in the public offices. Wharton.