Definition of parishad in English:

parishad

noun

Indian
  • A council or assembly.

    • ‘But it does the zilla parishad chief no harm locally.’
    • ‘They said they were here on the invitation of the Institute of Social Sciences, Delhi, and would study the three-tier local bodies system, including Panchayti Raj, block samitis and zila parishads.’
    • ‘Mr Harish Gupta, president of the parishad, exhorted the gathering to educate the new generation about ancient Indian values and culture.’
    • ‘It is also our policy at the parishad to take art closer to the common man.’
    • ‘The country is divided into four divisions, twenty districts, subdistricts, union parishads, and villages.’

Origin

From Sanskrit, from pari around + sad- sit.

Pronunciation:

parishad

/ˈpʌrɪʃʌd/