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dur·bar  audio  (dûrbär) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A state reception formerly given by Indian princes for a British sovereign or one given for an Indian prince by his subjects.
  2. The court of an Indian prince.

ETYMOLOGY:
Urdu darbr, audience hall, court, from Persian : dar, indoors (from Middle Persian, door, from Old Persian duvara-); see dhwer- in Indo-European roots + br, audience hall (from East Iranian *dwra-, courtyard; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots)


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