Definition of ryoti in US English:

ryoti

adjective

historical
  • Of land in Bengal and some other parts of India: held on a permanent tenure in return for the payment of a certain rent.

Origin

Late 18th century. From Bengali rāiyatī from Urdu raʿīyatī tenancy, land allocated for tenancy or its apparent etymon Persian raʿīyatī from raʿīyat + -ī, suffix forming abstract nouns, expressing belonging.

Pronunciation

ryoti

/ˈrʌɪəti/