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n. A village council or local government in South Asia.


n. a village council in India or southern Pakistan [syn: panchayet, punchayet]

Panchayat (disambiguation)

Panchayat may refer to:

  • Panchayat - Village Council
  • Panchayat ghar - Village Council Building
  • Panchayati raj
  • Gram panchayat
  • Panchayat (Nepal)
  • Panchayat Samiti
  • Nyaya panchayat
  • Caste panchayat
  • Town Panchayat (T.P.)
Panchayat (Nepal)

Panchayat was the political system of Nepal from 1960 to 1990. It was based on the Panchayat system of self-governance historically prevalent in South Asia.

Usage examples of "panchayat".

Create, further, councils other than the panchayats of headmen, village by village and district by district, instructing them beforehand what to say according to the order of the Rao.

The villagers had pooled all their resources, and heaps of potatoes, lentils, rice, bitter gourds, chillies, aubergines and other vegetables were piling up next to the panchayat bough.

She went directly to the home of Sarpanch Muhammad Din and asked that the Titlipur panchayat be convened for an immediate emergency meeting.