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durbar

a. (formerly) the court of a native ruler or a governor in India and British Colonial West Africa
b. a levee at such a court

Durbar

 

(also darbar), in medieval Muslim states the term denoted both a council of notables under a monarch and a formal reception. In the latter sense the word was widely used in colonial India; durbars were held by the viceroy of India and by provincial governors. In Afghanistan in the early 20th century the word was used in both senses. In present-day Iran there is a darbar-shah court.

durbar

In India, an audience hall in the palace of a prince.
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The guardian figures with their magnificent regalia are a record of the glory of the Lahore durbar.
Continuing with his diatribe against the Hooda-led Congress party, which has been in power in the northern state for the past decade, on the second day of his whirlwind tour, Shah explained his Monday election speech in which he had accused Hooda of dancing to the tunes of the central leadership of the Congress party by saying that while Haryana is a land of wrestlers, the chief minister of this land did mujra in Delhi durbar.
Clashes erupted briefly between Maoist supporters and security personnel at the southern gate of Singha Durbar after some Maoist supporters tried to step into an area where the government has prohibited protests.
Alison Durbar improved exam results and morale among the 1,300 pupils and staff during her two years in charge.
Following reports that the quality of gold leafing work at Durbar Hall of the palace was poor and was done in a hurry, the state's anti-corruption body Lokayukta booked 10 officials for their alleged involvement in the scam.
Mukherjee's love for history is evident in the way disused Durbar Hall and adjoining library have been renovated since he took over the office, said an official of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Meanwhile, all arrangements are being made at the Raj Bhavan Durbar Hall, Kohima for the swearing-in ceremony.
ISLAMABAD, July 03, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Jamaat-e-Ahle Sunnat Pakistan has strongly condemned the failure of government to arrest the mastermind of suicide bombing in Data Durbar despite a lapse of one year.
He further said at least Raja Riaz should play his role in this regard, so that he may offer Nowafil on Data Durbar where Punjab Auqaf Department will welcome him.
KATHMANDU, May 7 -- A Cabinet meeting on Friday decided to deploy Nepal Army personnel at Singha Durbar and the ministers' quarters in Pulchowk, Lalitpur.
Police said they broke up the demonstration at the gate of Singha Durbar, or the lion's palace, where such activities are banned.