Definition of ryotwari in English:

ryotwari

(also rayetwari, ryotwary, rayatwari)

adjective

  • Designating or relating to land tenure in India characterized by direct settlement between the government and the cultivators, without the intervention of a zamindar or landlord.

noun

  • The ryotwari system of land tenure.

Origin

Early 19th century. From Urdu raʿīyatwārī and its etymon Indian Persian raʿīyatwārī from raʿīyatwār + -ī, suffix forming adjectives expressing belonging, probably after zamīndārī.

Pronunciation

ryotwari

/ˈrʌɪəˌtwɑːri/