or subadar noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu sūbadār, sūbedār, from Persian ṣūbadār, from ṣūba province (from Arabic) + -dār one holding Date: 1698 1. a governor of a province 2. the chief Indian officer of a company of Indian troops in the British army of India

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