Revenue Terminology

Abadi Deh In inhabitant site of village
Badastur Unaltered
Banjar Uncultivated land
Banjar Jadid New fellow (land not cultivated for continuous four harvests though it was cultivated earlier.
Banjar Kadim Old fallow (If continued to be uncultivated for next four harvests)
Barani Dependent on rainfall
Bigha A measure of area (It is different in different areas)
Biswa One twentieth of a bigha
Biswansi One twentieth of a biswa
Chahi Irrigated from well
Chahi Nahri Irrigated partly from a well and partly from canal.
Chari A kind of millet (g.v.) grown for fodder
Chaukidar Village Watchman
Chkota Lump grain rent or rent consisting of a foxed amount of grain in the rabi and kharif.
Dholi Death bed gift or a small plot of land to a Brahmin
Gair-Mumkin Barren
Girdawar Kanungo or Supervisor of Patwaris
Girdawari Harvest Inspection
Gosha Corner
Jawar A kind of millet (Sorghum Val gave)
Kalar Barren Land (Sour Clay)
Kanal A measure of area
Kanungo Supervisor of Patwaris
Karam Unit of Length
Kharaba Portion of crop which has failed to come.
Kharif Autumn harvest
Khasra List of fields, field register
Khasra Girdawari Harvest Inspection Register
Khata Holding of tenant
Khatauni Holding slips prepared at re-measurement
Khewat A list of Owner’s holding
Khewat/Khatauni A combined Khewat & Khatauni
Khud Kashat Cultivated by the owner himself
Killabandi Rectangular measurement
Lamaberdar Village Headman
Latha Girdawari Cloth copy of the Patwari’s Map
Marla Measuring of Area
Masri A small pulse
Mauza Village
Min Portion / Part
Misal Haqiyat Record-of-Right
Musavi Mapping Sheet
Nahri Irrigated from canal
Naib-Tehsildar The Deputy or Assistant of Tehsildar
Parat Patwar Patwari copy of the new settlement record
Parat Sarkar Government Copy of the new settlement record
Patwari A Village Accountant or Registrar
Rabi Spring Harvest
Sabik Former
Sub-Division A sub division of a district
Sub-Divisional Magistrate In-charge of a tehsildar
Taccavi Loan granted by a Government to landowner for agriculture purposes.
Tehsildar In-charge of a tehsil
Waris Successor
Wasil Baqi Nawis Revenue Accountant in the Tehsil
Wattar Diagonal Line
Zamindar Landowner