Definition of purwanah in US English:

purwanah

noun

historical
  • In South Asia: a letter of authorization; an order, a licence, a pass.

Origin

Early 17th century. From Urdu parwāna from Persian parwāna permit, e.g. residence permit, license, formerly also a particular type of royal decree.

Pronunciation

purwanah

/pəːˈwɑːnə/