Definition of rahdari in US English:

rahdari

noun

  • In Persia (now Iran) and India: a transit duty, a toll; (as a mass noun) tax paid to secure safe passage.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Foster (b. 1591), Church of England clergyman and writer. From Urdu rāhdārī and its etymon Persian rāhdārī transit-duty from rāhdār + -ī, suffix forming nouns.

Pronunciation

rahdari

/ˈrɑːˌdɑːri/