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EtymologyEdit

From Hindi अबवाब (abwāb), from Persian ابواب(abvâb), from Arabic أَبْوَاب(ʾabwāb, doors, sources of revenue), plural of بَاب(bāb, door).

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NounEdit

abwab (plural abwabs)

  1. (India) A tax, or impost, levied by a chief on a landowner.

ReferencesEdit

  • Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], →ISBN), page 8