Ryot

Part of speech: noun

In India, a tenant; peasant.

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Usage examples "ryot":

  1. The ryot bent low to the earth, and then squatted by the tent- door to wait, in the patient way that a Hindoo can, for Isaacs to go and eat his dinner. - "Mr. Isaacs", F. Marion Crawford.
  2. And he walked quickly off to where the ryot was waiting and holding his guns. - "Mr. Isaacs", F. Marion Crawford.
  3. The farmer, or ryot, and his men know what progress the action is making by the presence of the air bells which rise to the surface; when the formation of air bells ceases, the men examine the plants daily to see that the operation does not go too far, otherwise the fibrous layer would be injured, and the resulting fibre weak. - "The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth", T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour.