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peon

1
(formerly in Spanish America) a debtor compelled to work off his debts

peon

2 (in India, Sri Lanka, etc., esp formerly)
1. a messenger or attendant, esp in an office
2. a native policeman

peon

an unfree PEASANT or rural labourer indebted to a landowner. see DEBT PEONAGE.

peon

(jargon)
A person with no special (root or wheel) privileges on a computer system. "I can't create an account on foovax for you; I'm only a peon there."
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A brother of the Peon Bilal who performs duties of Naib Qasid in the Prime Minister house, is also doing a small business of cell phones outside a shop and is notorious for his unruly behavior and use to tease business community time and again.
Recently, I have also formally made a recommendation to Honourable Chief Justice Lahore High Court Muhammad Anwaarul Haq to abolish the current dress code for the court peons (Qasids and Naib Qasids) in Punjab to put an end to this undesirable practice at least in the country's largest province.
Mukul Kashyap, the managing director of the co- operative bank, conceded the two branches of the bank were being run by peons.
Instead, Haynes points out that the peons are, in fact, on the receiving end of the decisions of exactly those highly effective people and the folks who decide to move other people's cheese: They're so much cannon fodder for the field generals who prosecute corporate wars.
She said she went to the office again where a clerk told her she could immediately get a job as a peon, but will have to keep waiting to get a clerk's post.
Tenders are invited for Procurement of uniform for drivers and peons at niaghi.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday declared the recruitments of 25 peons in Ministry of Foreign Affairs as null and void.
In Blazevska's view, the journalistic conflict should be productive because other dialogues that start from a position of separation will make us peons and instruments of politics and so, during the battle for national identity Blazevska advises journalists that they should not forget the professional identity.
In a period when radicals on the coast were denouncing the landlordism of the highlands, Cuzco elites asserted that they were blameless; the abuses came from newcomers (gamonales) who administered the lands (and the Indian peons on them) in immoral ways.
'The process for appointment of watchmen and peons is underway in our department and we have received 5,000 applications for 195 vacant posts,' district education officer Zafar Arbab Abbasi told reporters on Saturday.
Tenders are invited for Tender for engagement of helpers and peons at dc office, seepz-sez, mumbai
ISLAMABAD -- The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has said that 92% of the 154 government girls' primary schools in 84 districts are without support staff , including sweepers, peons and security guards.